Monday, June 19, 2006

Trekking at Five Star Ranch

Desert Rose came with me to the family reunion at the Five Star Ranch. It's through Spanish Fork Canyon on the way to Fairview. The skies are always just the most amazing blue and the ranch itself is just picturesque with its own "lake" (more of a pond really). And so the sock and I took a little picture trip.

The walk went past the lake featured above and through a gate that wasn't quite locked but it was meant to stay closed. The barbed wire wasn't all that encouraging but closed doors/gates always means there's just something interesting on the other side! DR and I were not deterred, not by wire or locks or dead branches or cruel looking plants on the ground. And we were rewarded with a rather cute little stream which I'm sure would have been more impressive if it were pregnant with snow run-off. And it was sure that soon, it would be nothing but a dry trickle. Still, at that point, it was a fun find.

On the way back, we both decided to admire the gorgeous sky. Only here at the ranch can the sky really get so blue. The stars are so clear at night and it's like you can see infinity from where you stand. Or a half-knit sock, depending on your point of view. As we passed the lake, DR required a rest. She found a good spot that provided the perfect photo-op of the 'lake' and the horizon beyond.

It was a great reunion and I'm always happy to come to the ranch. I never took a picture of the place, but it's big. Big enough to comfortably hold all of our family that comes and not have little tykes crawling everywhere constantly.

Also, mom wants a pair just like these. Problem is, I'm kind of on my honor not to buy more yarn. Now, since they're not for me, should I just buy the skein and make some for my mom or should I wait and possibly not find the yarn when I move back to Kansas in mid-August? I mean, the Yarn Barn in Lawrence is freakin' awesome, but they only started carrying Koigu last autumn, I don't think they'll have Trekking XXL for a while.

I think I'd best just...do it. For my mom, who I love. Oh ye guilty pleasures.

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place for a reunion. I'm thinking there should be a clause in your no-yarn-buying plan that allows an exception for Mom's request. Mom's trump, right?

    Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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  2. I'm with Becky; Mom's trump. Call it a birthday gift or a Christmas in July. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. So blue!

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  3. Enjoyed your trek. What a beautiful place!

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  4. Gorgeous scenery and I loved seeing how that Trekking colorway knits up! It's on deck for my next pair.

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  5. Wow, that sock is almost done! Great trek!

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  6. Aw, just buy your mom some yarn. Buying yarn is FUN. :) Your sock is looking good!

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  7. You should get that yarn for your Mom. Didn't you hear - sock yarn doesn't count?

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  8. Gorgeous pictures and Rose is looking great! What a daredevil--posing on the barbed wire.

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  9. Anonymous9:53 AM

    We have had our family reunion there and it is a awesome place. We had over 70 people last time and there is still room for love. I just started knitting and I have the bug. I bought a wicker chest for all the yarn I have and it doesn't seem to quit. Not enough time to do it all. But you must do it for MOM. She's the QUEEN. Kat

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