For the past couple months, I'd been working six days a week to make up for all of the time I took off to go to Italy and Cleveland. Yesterday and today I had my first two-day "weekend" in a while. Barry and I wanted to make the most of it, and make the most of it we did. We went on a gorgeous (and insanely strenuous) hike up Dog Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge. The wild flowers up there were not to be believed. It's feels so good to be so exhausted not from work but from play.