A few weekends ago, I needed a big dose of inspiration. So I conned Michelle into disappearing to the SouthWest with me, to visit my dear Jen down in Santa Fe. I was quite certain that hanging with these two uber-special angels was going to knock some play-sense into me and set me STRAIGHT on the path to daily bliss once again.
I couldn't have been more RIGHT in getting these two together.
Happy Angel #1:
and her luggage:
Happy Angel #2 (and her hubby who returned home late in the long weekend - having just sped thru the Antelope AZ endurance race):
We spent the entire weekend trying to match TRAIL choices to SOCKS choices. Yes, Michelle showed up with $175 dollars worth of socks to choose from. why? Why NOT!???
KOI socks for the suuuuuper sweet swimmy-turny trails:
Definitely the Roller Derby Socks for the roller derby trails at White Mesa:
And how about a pair of Ninja Bitch socks for the schizophrenic spastic rider who is too over-excited to settle on just one state of being:
Regardless of sock choice (tho it really did matter), we spent the entire weekend eating. drinking. RIDING. went to the spa. ate the most mind-blowing cupcakes every single night.
How did you show up ???? BuZZY ss boi. you could have smiled more!! gaahhhh!!!! maybe if you had better socks.
end and i got married here:
OOOOO!!! PERFECT! Let's ride here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
don't worry, honey. it wasn't that dangerous... it just dropped into a little canyon here:
but this one:
has much larger (and more painful) consequences:
Happiness. See what you two did to me!
For the record: no, we did not just ride at white mesa. no, i'm not mentioning the other trails. yes we drank too much wine -- but it was the end-of-the-wine-drinking-season blow-out for at least one of us. yes, jen is still healing from a wicked broken arm and no she didn't harm it in any way this weekend. but yes, she rode better than she claims to have been able to. yes i flipped out at least 3 times due to over-excitement-exhaustion. and no i have not learned how to control that just yet. but who cares, right? right.
Thank you, girls. I'm so deeply honored by your friendship.