So as Fleurp told you, I went to the Whoopie Pie Festival this weekend.. It made for a very long day as it was almost three hours away. It was fun if not a little chaotic. It didn't help that it was raining on and off while we were there. Apparently it is the fourth year they have done it, and I am a little surprised that it wasn't a little better thought out, but that's OK.. we enjoyed it. I mean seriously, how can you not enjoy eating whoopie pies.. (and if you have never eaten a whoopie, may I suggest you use this recipe but this filling and get right on that.. )
|The area where the whoopies were|
|The people eating whoopies|
Outside of the actual tasting event area there were craft booths and things for sale. I have to say I was pretty surprised at the pricing of things. Normally I see things 20-50% more than they were listed for here.. I guess that is the good side of going so far off the beaten path. I would have bought things, but most of the stuff was jewelry, and I can't wear it any more due to kittens trying to eat it off me. (OK fine, I still wear some, but I've cut back severely on what I buy for the stated reason)
Of course I had to stop the Forgotten Feline's stand and buy something. I wanted a cute Freida magnet, but I went for the catnip toy (that Eli promptly got drunk on) and the cute gift box of cat toys (seen there in the front of the photo)
Another long ride home, which included a stop at the store for some food for dinner.. a quick dinner and then we went off to the fireworks. There is a local festival that is generally around my birthday and every couple of years their fireworks are shot off on my birthday.
This was the first time I tried taking photos of fireworks with my DSLR. I have come to the conclusion I really want a tripod so I can do more of these the right way.
|I love how this one looks like birds|
We ended the day watching the fireflies at home. I love that we have them here.. they usually show them selves till about the fourth of July.. They are small, so this video might not be that exciting to you..
I was quite busy on Friday as well. I took Odilia and Trevor into work for "take your pet to work day" (OK fine, I took them in because I wanted to)
And then I had a massage appointment in Portland. Just as I was pulling into the parking garage (ten minutes late mind you) the masseuse called saying she had to cancel (with a very good excuse mind you) which kind of ticked me off. I actually fired one masseuse in the past for canceling on me repeatedly and never offering me anything for the inconvenience. You know full well if I had to cancel on her it would cost me..
I ended up heading to a different place, a massage therapy store if you will.. you know, the type, they have multiple therapists and they can more often than not take walk ins. A woman at work asked if I had ever been, and I hadn't, but at this point I figured I'd head over and see if they could fit me in.
On the way I passed the animal shelter up that way.. the one where I fostered for last year, and the one where I adopted my first kitty back in 1990.. I had my camera, so I went in and took a number of photos.. but that is a different post - but we need a good kitty shot in this post, so here you go.
I did get a massage, I had a nice experience. It was fairly reasonable price wise, so I might be back. My body really could use a bunch of them right in a row.. I'm just so not a fan of driving so much.. but we'll see.
Sunday was my sister's birthday. DH and I ended up over at my folks house for a little food, some present swapping and catch up. DH and I then went to go see "Man of Steel".. which I was disappointed in, but I couldn't help but marvel at how much Henry Cavill as a self assured Superman (about 3/4ths of the way through) looked like a young John Travolta.
Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes. They made me smile and they were very much appreciated!