Well, busy busy lately. No bloggy bloggy. I went home to PA this past weekend to pick up my car. It is now shiny, all repainted, and fixed. AND, miracle of miracles, I passed my inspection on Tuesday, the whole reason for this car drama to begin with. I'm good for another 2 years.
It was a fun weekend in Western PA. I wish I'd remembered my camera. Angela came home with me on Amtrak. The train was actually on time (do the miracles never cease!), though it takes longer than driving. The last hour was a little unbearable to me.
On Saturday, Mom, Angela and I went on a short hike in Linn Run State Park. Since I did not take my camera, here's someone else's rendition of Adams Falls.
We, however, saw no water over the falls because of the lack of rain lately. We just had the pleasure of scrambling over a seemingly endless pile of rocks on the trail.
After the hike, we drove around Forbes State Park/Laurel Summit looking at the lovely fall leaves. This conveniently took us in a loop and past the Laughlintown Pie Shoppe where we took a number and got some "nourishment."
I did get to see my Nakashima exhibit at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Great. I decided that if they were to decide to allow me to bring one piece home, it would be the chest of drawers. I like to do that when I'm in an exhibit--to pick the one thing I'd take with me if given the opportunity. I also liked the "Amoeba Tables," but needed a chest, so...
Our day there ended in downtown Ligonier looking at froo froo shops with tchotchkes and the like.
I continued my busy Saturday with the annual Jenco sauerkraut-making (recipe-cabbage, salt and lots of love. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette did a feature on it once.). I got to see much of my extended family, which was really nice. I was impressed by my brother's adroit skill at shredding cabbage (it's much harder than it looks) and by the perseverence of my family in doing this annually. But, when you taste the sauerkraut on New Year's Day, it's worth it!