Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'm Leaving You...

Yes, that's right.

I'm gone.

I'm outta here.

Gone like a freight train, gone like yesterday, gone like a soldier in the Civil War...Bang! Bang!

Where am I going? Why am I going? Well, it's like this. Each year I buy a lovely Christmas gift (or fathers day, or birthday) for City Boy, and each year he feels the need to return it because it's not something he needs, wants, or feels we should spend the money one. He receives his joy, he says, in the giving, not the getting.

Okay, maybe not each year, but often enough that I never know what to get him. This year was no exception, so I took a stab in the dark. He's been wanting to go to Cabela's down near Olympia, so I booked a room in the area, printed up a piece of paper with the room info and tidbits of information on things to do in the area. Like visit the Mima Mounds. Or browse all day at the sporting goods store. Or go to the Olympic Flight Museum. Or maybe I could just spend all day in the jacuzzi bath while he does all that stuff?

I figured this time, if he didn't like his gift, I'd simply take someone else.

Amazingly...astonishingly...he liked it. He's excited to go! Guys are so funny. Who knew a trip to a sporting goods store would hold such fascination. It's not like a trip to a tack store, after all. Or is it? Hmmm....

In any case, by morning I'll be gone. But I'm not leaving you with nothing to do and contemplate. No, no, not at all. I've got another photo that's in need of a descriptive title. And, again, a 5x7 is being offered up as the prize. Go on then, give it your best shot!

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20 comments:

Shirley said...

Dust in the Wind comes to mind. Any chance you could change your settings so the comment box pops up on the same page as your post, so we could look at the photos when we are writing our comments? Pretty please?

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Sun on the Ochocos. Have fun.

jrosey said...

My vote is serenity. What a wonderful photo! :)

jane augenstein said...

Great photo! "Dusty Twilight"

Breathe said...

Morning meeting.

(I have such a weird sense of humor, I know).

Have fun at Little Boy Mecca, aka, Cabella!

JeniQ said...

Have fun!!!!

And my picture title:

Sunset Angels

Reddunappy said...

We have been wanting to run up to Cabelas! LOL but we just havnt done it yet.
And yes it is like a tack store for hunters and fisherman LOL
Have fun! My hubby would love a gift like that too!

GunDiva said...

Oh honey, it's not just a sporting goods store; it's Cabella's. That's like him giving you an out of town trip to your favorite tack store. What a great Christmas present. Have a great time!

Paint Girl said...

That was a great gift idea!! Have fun! My OH would love to go to that store!! And yes, Cabella's is a mans tack store!

Pony Girl said...

I have never been there, but would like to! I think your little road trip sounds fun! I would love to do something like that,just to visit a cool tack shop, see a horseshow, or some ranch tours. Have a fun time!!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Have a great time !!! Let us know the scoop when you return!!!
I don't know why but "Shadows Rising" is what I would call this one.

Dusty Devoe said...

Have a great time! I have never been, but would like to check it out!

strivingforsavvy said...

New Day.

Kristina said...

"Dawn of a New Day"

And oh, btw - while we were living in Colorado I could never get my hubby to take time off during vet school to go on a short vacation, but if he had a free day, we would drive 4 1/2 hours to the Cabela's homestore in Nebraska, spend a few hours there, eat lunch, and then drive back home. At least now that we are in Idaho, it is only an hour and a half drive to the one in Boise!

gtyyup said...

Enjoy your time away from everything! Nice photo as usual...

phaedra96 said...

Day is Done. I really like that photo. Were they waiting on dinner? If so, how about--are you ready for it??--Waiting for Dinner!!!

Tracey said...

Well, aren't y'all just the creative little bunch, here? I can tell I'll have my work cut out for me!

Shirley, I think that once you're on the comment page, if you click the title to the post it will open up that post along with the comments.

Phaedra, if I recall this was after dinner had been served, they were just wandering away from those of us hanging out at the fence.

Patches said...

For some reason "Party's Over" comes to mind. :) Nice photo!

froglander said...

"New Horizons"

Shirley said...

Thanks, Tracey, tha worked. How about Dust Hanging Out