Sunday, September 7, 2008

September 6, 2008

Saturday was tons fo fun.  We took a trip to the mountains and it was a beautiful day.  It was a perfect hike for the kids.  It was a 1.5 mile hike with a moderate climb using log stairs to get up in elevation, and ended at Franklin Falls.  The trip wasn't bad, we took our time so the kids could walk.  No stroller this time, which is a good thing due to the stairs.  I hope you'll allow me to share some great pics from the trip...

Here is a view from the trial which followed Denny Creek up to the falls.  It is typical PNW beauty with the rock carved ravine with the trees growing out of the rock.  Very cool to share with the kids!

Here is he view down Denny Creek from the base of the...

Waterfall...  It was cool. Literally.  The weather was in the mid 70s but the water hitting the shallow pool created a permanent mist.  It was nice, but this next shot, the obliglitory shot of the "boys" proving we were there, shows that my eldest was getting cold after about 30 minutes playing in the rocky beach.

Really, the kids were actually having a good time, it just wasn't good to ask them to look directly into the sun to take a picture, hehe.  I was proud of my eldest, who is a bit "cautious" made it down a very trecherous carved rock path down to the creek floor.  It was damp and slippery, so I got a chance to teach him not to step on wet rocks and not to take a step until you had a solid foot under you.

That evening, my wife went to a Mariner's game and I started a loaf of bread for baking Sunday.  Unfortunately, I had forgotten my starter out overnight on Friday after I doubled it with barely enough room at the top to stir.  By the evening, I looked at it and found that the seal wasn't as good as I thought it was.  Not only did it burst the seam, but it spewed sticky starter all over the top of my fridge.  Man is that stuff tough to clean up!

After clean-up, I decided this time to experiment with a steeper walled bowl.

Enjoy the three posts!


  1. I'm going to have to keep track of all the little foibles so I don't repeat them when I make my starter...learning a lot from you Sinfonian!

  2. Hehe glad to hear it Susan. That's why I write about my oopsies, so others avoid them. Well that was my goal for gardening, so why won't it work with bread too?

    Good luck with your starter, let me know if I can help.