We also managed to squeeze in a trip to the Folk Music Festival in Sisters, OR two weekends ago. High desert mountain country, amazing folk music artists, gorgeous camping along the Metolius River... We even managed to fit in a great hike. Here are two of the 'Sisters" mountains framed in the tree from atop Black Crater.
This past weekend, Adam tried his hand at a new form of cycling: Cyclocross Racing. This is sort of a blend of road cycling and mountain biking. The bike looks like a road bike with knobby tires. You ride on a blend of terrains: pavement, gravel, dirt, grass.... It's also best if its wet and rainy b/c everyone gets completely filthy. I'm talking mud in the teeth. It also incorporates set-up barriers that force the riders to dismount their bikes, pick them up, and hop over the barriers. It also involves lots of cowbell jingling and heckling from the crowds.
Luckily it was bright and sunshine-y for Adam's first race - at which he did very well. He placed first on the first day in the beginner's category, and in the middle of the pack on the second race day when he decided he should stop sand-bagging and move up categories. :) I was head photographer at the race, running around the course trying to get the "sweetest shots" of my dear husband racing. I think I did alright:
And behold, the latest "baby bump" photo. 6 1/2 months here. Tick tock!