6.29.2011

whiskey before breakfast


my littlest and only sister turns 25 this weekend. which, officially, makes me an Old Woman. and so, to commemorate this, i took her south west of asheville, to the mountains, for some sister time. no animals. no boyfriends. just running trails. her mandolin. my tent. a couple of bananas. and a generous ration of beer.

i haven't left the farm in months. not since early march. unless you count the hospital when nick was sick. which i do not. it was hardly 36 hours away. but i reveled.

photos:
1. the view from our campsite. it smelled like california. like the sierra nevadas. it was fully glorious.
2. we create a mess. cowboy boots. bananas. smelly running shorts. this was just the spillover. the back was a solid wall of clothes and sleeping bags.
3. we did a solid amount of trail running. which makes me a happy Old Woman.
4 & 5. breakfast. fiona and i have a history of under-packing for food. dinner was an avocado, a cuke, and an onion. we invested in a loaf of bread in town to help it all down.
6. i love her.
7. even if she plays the first chords to whiskey before breakfast over and over and over again as she learns the mandolin.

8 comments:

  1. I just came across your blog last week and let.me.tell.you. I love it! So fresh, so real, helps slow down my busy days and breathe. Thank you for your beautiful words and pictures!

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  2. Okay I officially LOVE your blog. Love love love.

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/

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  3. sounds great!
    music, beer, nature, sisters..and bananas!!

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  4. Looks like a fantastic way to help your sister celebrate her 25th year! Lovely photos!

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  5. pure sister magic! love it!

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  6. im learning the banjo, and keep playing these frailing chords over and over and over again (my poor boyfriend/cats)... learning a new instrument really shows you who truly loves you lol

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  7. oh, the smell of california! i know just what you mean. i miss it so.

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  8. Oh the Sierra Nevada's. You make me miss home.

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