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Stop the Pipeline!

Posted on November 12th, 2011 by Susanna

Last weekend we went to the Keystone Pipeline Protest in DC. It was a blast! We circled the white house with multiple rows of people and then marched all over the streets of DC.  And apparently we were heard- earlier this week Obama announced that the decision would be delayed until 2013 so they could look at environmental impacts.

Pipeline protest
Pipeline protest

Pipeline Protest

Dan got to hold the giant blowup pipeline for a while, which made him pretty  happy. And we saw these crazy hoolahoop girls, my gosh they were amazing.




While in DC we also got to make a quick trip to the National Arboretum, which was gorgeous in all it’s fall glory.

Mums at Arboretum

Climbing fig at ArboretumRosemary



Yes, I know I need to brush my hair. 🙂

I’m feelin’ steamy!

Posted on September 17th, 2011 by Susanna

Today we went to the Steamshow with my parents. Always a good time. Lots of vintage junk, tractors, confederate flags and, of course, steam engines. We only bought some mason jars and boyscout popcorn, but a lot of other things really wanted to come home with me.steamshow


steamshow tractorssteamshow plates

One highlight of the trip was my Uncle Johnny’s electric car that he built himself:johnnys electric carsusanna at steamshow

family at steamshow

So we can cross that adventure off our list for another year. It’ll always be a great anniversary tradition.