Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This blog was temporarily interrupted by my vacation!

And well Ravelry. Yup, I got my invite while I was on vacation! So a lot of my time has been sucked up by getting things going there. Pretty cool site so far! I will try to spend more time on my blog, clearly I have been neglecting it.

I went to Telluride, Colorado for my annual vacation and it was, as always, wonderful and beautiful. It was a smaller group than normal but it was a lot of fun. Linda went with me this year, she need a holiday and she had a lot of fun. You can see all the pics she took at her blog: www.yogaturtle.com/knitatnite .




These are some pics from my favorite hike here, Jud Weibe, shows how amazing this little town is! I do this hike every year and I can't wait to do it. I've been living in California too long now though as the altitude has more of an effect on me so I have to do this on the second day in town at least.


















This is one of the hikes we did as well, to Tomboy mine, abandoned now but was huge in its day. This is one hell of a hike, but really only due to the altitude. The trail is just a jeep road, but since the mine is at around 11,500 feet the altitude makes the last half mile or so pretty difficult. And this day there was a pretty ugly storm going on around the mountains, though not exactly where we were. A lot of lightening, which is not a good thing when you are hiking, so we nearly turned around and went back. But we didn't and it ended up clearing while we were at the top. We were there for about 45 minutes and the storm started blowing back in so we left, and just in time, we got to the bottom of the trail when the clouds just opened up! I've only done that hike one other time, its not easy but ifs well worth it. We met lots of friendly jeep people, many who offered us rides down! Couldn't figure out why we would be walking! ha!




































We spent a week of hiking, hanging out and eating great Mexican food and then the film festival started! This is the reason I started going to Telluride in the first place, but its evolved into my ideal vacation, hiking and movies with plenty of time to knit., I can't think of a better use of my time. I was very kind to Linda and did not make her see as many movies as usually do, plus, we couldn't get into one of them. This is a list of what we saw:


Thursday:

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Free Movie in the Park before the festival. They do this to make us start trying to guess who will be there since the schedule is not released before hand.


Friday:

I'm Not There (2007)

My Enemy's Enemy (2007)


Saturday:

Millions Like Us (1943)

Persepolis (2007)

Help! (1965) Free Movie in the Park!

Jellyfish (2007)


Sunday:

People on Sunday (1930)

Blind Mountain (2007)

Margot at the Wedding (2007)


Monday:

Bricklane (2007)

The Counterfeiters (2007) Three times the charm on this one, we were turned away twice before!

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)



My favorites in no order were I'm not there, Persepolis, Bricklane and The Counterfeiters. I enjoyed People on Sunday, Millions like Us, 4 Months, 3Weeks and 2 Days, and Blind Mountain for showing me cultures and places I haven't been to and never can for some of them. Blind Mountain left an impact due to the story and I find myself remembering it or drawing comparisons to it in my everyday life. But it was not a favorite, just impactful. Over all a great film fest, I saw some terrific films, as I do every year, but this one seemed a smidge better than some in the past.


This is a shot of fellow line dwellers.






Parting shot of Telluride.









So with all this hiking and movie watching how much knitting did I get done? Lots! Tomorrow I'll post all my finished projects. Yay!