It may still technically be fall, but it's certainly feeling like winter! Lately, most days we've had frost that lingers well into the afternoon. We even had snow at home on Thursday, although I was in Oakland for work at the time. It was a busy trip with very little time for sightseeing, but I did manage to find time for coffee at my favorite Oakland coffee roaster. After spending most of the week away from home, I was looking forward to getting home early enough to have time to unwind from the trip before bed. Unfortunately, my flight was delayed for over 3 hours for no obvious reason. It was beyond frustrating to have end up stuck at the airport for such a long time. Thankfully I had a good book with me, and after getting some dinner - a long with a very large drink - I found a quiet place to read while waiting for my flight to finally leave.
After a much needed relaxing Saturday at home, Andy and I met up with his family on Sunday for our annual Christmas tree expedition. Like last year, there was plenty of snow at Stevens Pass. With the piles of enticing fresh powder, the ski resort was absolutely packed, but we saw very few people out snowshoeing on the Forest Service road where we harvest our Christmas trees. With how crowded trails in the area have been lately, it was nice to find comparative solitude because of the snow. We're still working on decorating the adorable little Charlie Brown tree we brought home, but there will certainly be photos to share next week!