Thursday, day 5 We awoke to a cold and clear Thanksgiving.
Those of us at the compound had a scrumptious feast at Ali and Ty's.
Lauren stayed on the mountain, as the team had practice, & another tourney game coming up, "tough" coach. Lauren's dad cooked his infamous turducken and gravy and drove it all the way up to the college so the team would have a Thanksgiving meal.
Colt came by for a bit before heading to friends. So it was just six of us to make toasts of thanks for a bountiful harvest and say grace.
We played Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity and laughed so much that we all had sore muscles. Cody was in especially rare form, dang he was funny.
Of course it wouldn't be "our normal" if everything went off without a hitch. Colt's dog Duke, was with us and started acting like something was wrong.
Colt came by and ended up taking him to UCD vet hospital that evening. Poor Duke ended up having surgery to repair a huge hole in the back of his mouth that he got from a stick. (He's a Lab!) Colt didn't get back to the house with Duke til 2:30 AM. Then he turned around an headed to the airport to catch his 4 AM flight out to visit friends in Arizona.
Friday, day 6
Sean and I said our good byes, loaded up and head North.
|Shastina, cinder cone to Mt Shasta|
|Looking east toward Mt Shasta, notice how much more snow since last we were this way.|
|coming off the summit into Ashland, Oregon|
After that it got too dark for photos. We had dry roads all the way and light traffic til Portlandia, which is always bad. Across the Columbia River and home by 7:30. After a late start, we made it back in 9 hours.
Had a great trip, Loved getting to see family & friends, can hardly wait for the next one.