Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Fall!

The Fall Quilt Show organized by Park City Girl has certainly been fun.  Thanks for all the nice comments about my quilts and for all the visitors who've stopped by this little blog!  I've no where near looked at all the quilts and blogs (I think there are over 600 by now!) but every day I try to look at a few.  There are some very talented people in blogland!  If you need some quilty inspiration, just click on the sidebar badge or here

Now after all that, I should have another quilty type project to brag about.  But everything that I have been working on either needs to be kept under wraps for awhile or else isn't quite to the bragging stage. So instead I'll go with the travel theme and show some pics from our last motorcycle trip a couple of weeks ago.  It seems that it might have been our last trip for the year too with the arrival of cold, wet, fall weather.  But the day we drove up to Greene County, Indiana was perfect for a motorcycle ride.  D had read about the longest railroad trestle in the United States located near Solsberry.  It is 2295 feet long and 180 feet high and built in 1906.  It's located pretty much out in the middle of nowhere but half of the adventure was finding it.

D and M climbed all the way to the top and took a photo of me and R standing near the motorcycles down below. 

I guess he thought that since he'd just climbed the Great Wall, he could handle the "great" trestle!  I don't think M was as excited about the height as D was.  You can see D waving from the top, but barely see M as he wasn't thrilled about getting close to the edge.  Can't say that I blame him!

After they enjoyed the engineering and the view, they decided the trestle is probably still in use and it was best to climb down.  Luckily, no trains came!

Today was such a rainy, dreary, cold day that baking seemed like a good thing to do.  I found this recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies  on the Tasty Kitchen website.  They turned out great.  Now I just have to keep away from them. 

Here's my kitchen helper today!  The little Peanut is looking like the little Pumpkin today! 

Speaking of pumpkins..... We're so excited that we'll get to see this little one this weekend and maybe go to the pumpkin patch with him and his mama.  Evidently he's walking everywhere now so hope I can keep up with him!



Thimbleanna said...

Hmm...I've never heard of that brige -- how interesting! Those babies are getting big -- hope you have fun with your little pumpkin!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! Peanut is really growing and looking more like Dad with every photo. Sure wish we were on our way there to see him (and the rest of course). We had a great time with the Js in St. Charles. Little J is tons of fun to play with and did enjoy his birth/birthday present. Tell D he looks great in all those high up places but for us we'll keep our feet on the ground. Love to all, the other grands.

Lori said...

Could you email me directions to that trestle? Maybe on one of our next trips south we could go find it. My hubby loves pretty much anything to do with trains and would, like your husband, be the one climbing to the top and I would be, like you standing on the ground.

Cheryl said...

The sweetest peanut ever!!!! Wonderful pictures and those cookies look so yummy!