What I did this weekend: 01/25/2015

Has been awhile (almost 2.5 months!) since I wrote a “What I did this weekend” blog post. This weekend was pretty great.

  • Date night Friday night at Rogue Distillery and Public House
  • Saturday was sunny and beautiful. Karen made apple pancakes and Grandpa came over from breakfast, then we went on a walk up to the top of Sexton Mountain (very close to our house) where we found two geocaches and all the little people got some wiggles out. After that we decided that wiggles were still in order and went to a parking lot down the street so that the middle one could practice on his bike with no training wheels, which took him about 5 minutes of practice to completely forget about the training wheels and he took to the bike like a fish to water, so 2 out of 3 are good with bikes now. Littlest one practiced on the scoot bike, which is amazing. Made homemade meatballs (out of the Bobby Flay’s Throwdown! book) and spaghetti for dinner
  • Sunday: I got up at 4am, ate some breakfast and packed by bag to be at AE’s house in PDX by 5am, picked him up and then made it to Mount St. Helens by about 6:45am, got on the trail shortly after with our crampons, snowshoes and iceaxes (not all of which we used) and headed up the Worm Flows route. 11.9 miles, 5,800 vertical feet and about 8 hours later we made it back down. Was a PERFECT day on the mountain, we could see Mt. Rainier to the north, Mt. Adams to the east, Mt. Hood to the south and all the way down south to what was probably Mt. Jefferson or Broken Top. Sunny the entire way, it was probably 60 degrees when we got to the bottom, cold at the top though. Garmin tracked my heart rate / time / elevation here: http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/682899739. Will upload pictures to Flickr soon.

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