Thursday, March 22, 2007

a Schvitz

The Scholar is on Spring Break, so we all headed off to spend a day taking in a hot soak. Along the way, we stopped and hiked up and down crude mountain steps 0.4 mile to Toketee Falls. Doesn't it make you want to jump right in?

We crossed the fallen log with our supplies for the day and made another short hike to the hot springs.

The springs sit midway up the mountain overlooking the beautiful, rushing stream we just crossed. We relaxed and talked and ate. There was only one moment of tension when jc brought up the factor of stress in infertility and I got a little edgy and sulked for a bit. He said all the right things afterwards to comfort me.

We drove down the mountain a little before stopping for our picnic dinner of spicy Korean Ramen, kimchi, black beans, sardines, spam, and homemade jerky. A few sojourning Korean young men studying alternative medicine in L.A. joined us with a bottle of soju, something similar to gin. One of the boys wanted to give me a lesson in eating with chopsticks. I wasn't very good at it, but jc can do it just right.
On the drive home, we stopped to look at the stars twinkling in the night sky.

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