Remember how I told you yesterday that fall foliage is lacking in color here? Take a look…
Yep, that’s as colorful as it gets at the moment.
But don’t think that stopped us from hitting the trails again on Sunday. It did not. Sassy and I were only minutes into our run when she suddenly stopped and turned around to tell me she had just jumped over a snake that she thought was a stick.
A snake! Yuck. I think she startled it as much as it startled her because it was frozen. It’s head was on the left side of the picture. That meant Stella and I had to take it off trail to go around its tail to get past it. Please hold still snake. Please hold still.
I probably don’t have to tell you Sassy was a bit spooked after that. Maybe two minutes later a squirreled jumped off the side of the trail and made her screech. Ha! I couldn’t help but laugh. Bad mom.
I wish I could tell you that was the last only snake we saw on the trial. Nope. Maybe 10 minutes Sassy almost stepped on another one.
Luckily, that one was a bit smaller than the first snake.
Such a cute little baby! Not that I tried to cuddle it or anything. Or even try to touch it. That thing could be venomous for all I knew!
After our run, we had to get cleaned up quickly. My parents took us out to dinner for my birthday a day early. We went to my favorite Mexican restaurant. And it was just awesome! Chips, salsa, spinach cheese dip, spinach enchiladas, rice, and beans. All my favorites! Only thing better would have been a margarita, but those make me want to sleep all day. Monday mornings don’t allow that.
Then it was back to my parents’ house for birthday cake and gifts. These two headed for the leftover frosting as soon as we walked in the door! Ridiculous.
Also ridiculous was the amount of smoke these candles put off. I am not kidding when I say I was worried about the smoke alarming being set off.
That homemade cookie cake put me over the edge. So very full. I’m glad my birthday only comes once a year.
Pick your birthday meal! What kind of cake do you want? What restaurant would you eat at?