A Crochet-Free Weekend

It’s been a long time since I had a weekend where I didn’t even pick up a hook!

Over the weekend, some of our dearest friends from college came to visit. It was a very busy weekend, but very fun.

On Saturday, we went for a hike at the Riverside State Park, which is a gorgeous state park near Spokane, Washington. There are trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, and they even have an off-road vehicle park–we went to the ORV park last year with my husband’s old army truck and had a blast playing in the mud. It was really fun to visit other parts of the park this time!

For those curious, this is my husband’s 1940s Dodge M37 powerwagon that we took to the ORV park a couple of years ago. It was so muddy, but so much fun!

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We would have taken the truck out again this time, but it’s incredibly dry here in eastern Washington state. It’s a good thing we didn’t, too, because the ORV park is 100% dust and dirt right now. The number one rule about off-roading is that it’s always better in mud, am I right?


We took an easy-going trail down to a seasonal creek, which had been dry since the start of summer. There was lots of climbing over rocks, and we found the prettiest clean river sand down at the creek bed!


Because my knees and ankles have always been pretty weak, I’m not much of a hiker. But it was very pretty, even with all of the smoke from the wildfires in the area. Even my hubs had a good time–and he was wearing layers! And work boots!

We also had some super yummy pizza at my favorite Spokane pizza place: The Flying Goat. It was very tasty–if  you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend stopping by and enjoying one of their amazing pies!

Then, because we were feeling girly, the hubs dropped us off to get our nails done. Let me tell you something: those massage chairs are the best!

After lunch and nails, we began our drive back home, but my car started to overheat. So we stopped at the mall, got some Blizzards from Dairy Queen, and wandered for a bit in the air conditioning while the car cooled down in the shade.

We went to Fuego, and I found this little SNAP BRACELET OCTOPUS, and my inner 90s child would not let me leave the store without buying it. So…I bought the octopus. His name is Freckles. He has lopsided eyes, and the snap bracelet makes up two of his eight legs. I LOVE HIM.


To top off our Saturday, we went to Target and finally purchased one of our favorite party games: Cards Against Humanity. Hubs went a little nutso and bought the original game, all of the boxed expansion packs AND the Bigger Blacker Box. Now we just need to buy the little $5 expansion packs (holla for the 90s nostalgia pack!) and then we’ll have EVERYTHING!

If you’ve been living on Neptune for the past few years, let me break it down for you: Cards Against Humanity is a hilarious, wildly inappropriate game for terrible, terrible people. You probably shouldn’t play with your parents. It’s the best game. No, really–it is!

We played Cards Against Humanity all Saturday night. We also played on Sunday morning, before and during lunch, and at the lake on Sunday afternoon. We played for so long (there’s a white card in this post somewhere) that we nearly ran out of cards!

Our friends left this morning, and I spent the rest of the day catching up on work. This past weekend was so much fun, but I am looking forward to a nice calm evening of laundry, crochet, and yesterday’s Game of Thrones episode (no spoilers, please!)! I’m hoping for a nice quiet evening. Let’s hope I can recharge this week in time for my grandparents to visit next weekend! Whew!


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