Sunday, March 12, 2006

in the county

I left on Friday and drove up through Iowa's blue skies to Minnesota.

I was heading to Northfield because Amanda, Paige and I were going for a walk.

I didn't mind the three hour drive to meet them.

It had been awhile since we had all been together and I couldn't wait to see my friends!

On our walk through the woods we rounded the path and emerged upon the praire...where the sun was kissing the grass and was absolutely beautiful.

After our walk we went to dinner at a local restaurant where the host let us know that they had the "best salads in the county!"

A few cosmos later and hours of conversation I went to sleep energized from the day with my amazingly wonderful friends.

My weekend also included a visit to my Grandmas, not to mention an afternoon with her new puppy!

His name is Tuffy and is the most delightful 2.2 pound creature!

To my surprise my Aunt, Uncle and cousins were also visiting which made my visit even more enjoyable!


Jake said...

Amazing pictures, thanks Anne! It's nice to see what adventures you have while I'm away at SXSW. I do love it when that orange sunlight sticks to the prairie grass.

Scott said...

Great pictures, looks like you had a beautiful weekend.

Cute puppy too.


Automaton Overlord, Esq. said...

walks can be very theraputic, whether they're with your friends, or up a mountain to get 1st tracks. always with music, too.

Cheryl said...

what a great weekend!

Matt O'Laughlin said...

Anne. There is still time and hope. America's Next Top Model cycle 6 premiere is "re-airing" tomorrow (Tuesday Mar. 14th) from 7-9. Call me for details. I too liked your photos. You look very cute in your portrait.

paigedewees said...

anne i had an amazing time with you and amanda. i am so lucky to know you and your wonderful ways!

Miss Scarlet said...

What great photo ops! Glad you took advantage.

Christa said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Hope our chat took up some of the drive time. We'll definately have to get together soon!

Anne Arkham said...

What gorgeous pics. I love the prairie.

Anne said...

Jake, I miss you!

Scott, thanks! I had the best weekend and isn't that puppy so cute?!

Wootang71, I agree! Music, mountains, friends, and walks are all theraputic!

Cheryl, thanks!

Matt O., I have always enjoyed that show. I didn't watch last season though....I would have to tape it every time it airs. Is Jake in this pool? I am in Portland right now...I would have to look up the time for here...I'll try!

Paige! I love you! It was so fun to be together again!

Scarlet, thanks!

Christa! It did, thanks! See you soon.

Anne A., :)

chanda said...

anne, thanks for posting these pics. it made me smile to see my friends going for a walk together in the beautiful minnesota springtime. ah, springtime. i miss you and minnesota.