Sunday, February 10, 2013

Making Tracks

This weekend was one filled with "making tracks"....first I spied these on a walk:
Some little critters making their way to their home I imagine.  Then I made a few tracks myself.  First I made fast tracks to get my hair cut on this trail:
Lots of farm land on my way to the little town of Nova where my hairdresser does her magic!
  Tracks back to Whispering Pines...I always tell everyone to watch out for the white fence and then you'll see the pine trees...don't miss the driveway!  The next tracks were made up to the church for our annual chili cook off and skit night....traditionally called "Cheap Nite Out".
Tables filled up and the chili was judged.  I didn't enter this year. If you recall, (nobody probably does except me!) I won the "best tasting" category last year. But I digress...
Our emcee, Greg, starts the festivities after dinner with the winners and awards. Then we moved into the skit portion. My 11yr old Scouts were first:
Followed by many other fun and enjoyable talents.  I have pics of all the other acts but my post would be too long.  I just have to show the winners of the skit contest....It was these 2 crazy ladies:
They fell off a turnip truck on the way to somewhere!
They were a hoot and did a great job of ending the night of good food and good fun!  Late this afternoon Jack and I made the final tracks of the weekend up to the Creepy Woods for a little hike.

Top of the hill you can see the lights of Ashland..almost looks like Christmas lights!
I said it was late when we went up to the woods, but it really wasn't quite this dark..just my camera...but I thought it looked like a bunch of campfires in the woods...we don't call it "Creepy" for nothing!
Final tracks back to home and getting ready for the week ahead.  I hope everyone had a nice weekend, unless you were out East and battled storm "Nemo"!  Now it's time to make tracks to watch Downton Abbey! I always want to eat a scone and drink a cup of  herbal tea while watching!


Kim said...

Very brave to go into the creepy woods at dusk with critter tracks around. Braver than me ;)
I'm watching Downton too.

Cindy said...

Your neck of the woods sure looks pretty! Here's to a nice week!

Julia said...

You have a good tract record now. Your creepy woods look a bit creepy at dusk. You ARE brave to go in the wooded area after the sun is going down.

Those skits are always so much fun.
I help writing a couple of skits and a Christmas play for our church women group and the play was quite elaborate. It was called T'was The Night Before Christmas.
I had a narrator reading from the book at the appropriate time and the play was based on two time period. On one side of the stage I had the old fashion Christmas and on the other side I had the modern Christmas. It was hilarious and kept the audience entertained for quite a while.

Enjoy watching your Downton Abbey program.

Hugs, JB

PoetessWug said...

Ooooo! They look like bear tracks!!! O_O...What do I know. I can't recognize my own footprints!! LOL.....Ooooo! Downton abbey!!...*snaps finger*...I forgot!!! :-( ...Oh Well, I'll have to see the 12 midnight showing! :-) {My "nap" went longer than it was suppose to! ^_^}

Sweet Tea said...

We used to have a Chili Cookoff each year. It was great fun. Reading about yours makes me miss being a part of the fun. You did eat enough for me too, didn't you?

Nonnie said...

Those tracks are what would make the creepy woods creepy to me. Two days ago, I looked out the window to see a big coyote behind our fence foraging for food. That's creepy enough for me.
Chili cookoff sounds really good on a cold night and the two "ladies" look like a lot of fun! I am assuming your boy scouts made you proud!!! :-)

Cheltz said...

One year the winner of the chili cook off was canned chili. I quit entering after that. You must be a great cook! :)

Sue said...

These are my favorite kinds of activities, when the ward memebers entertain each other.

And I do remember that you won the chili contest last year!


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