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September 2, 2007

Blueberry Hill

The last great thing I did in the PNW that I have pictures of was spend some quality time hiking and picking blueberries/huckleberries with my almost-lifelong friend Anna (we met when we were 6, I guess) and her three-year-old son Myles. I'm "Auntie Beth." I love it.

Anna said we were going to Blueberry Hill. I believed her. 'Was it really called Blueberry Hill?' my parents asked. 'She said it was,' I said, and then realized I had best inquire. No, not Blueberry Hill at all. I don't even remember the name of the place--just some hill across from the Stevens Pass ski area with lots of blueberries. Anna was calling it Blueberry Hill because of a book she and Myles liked to read about a girl and her mother and a bear and his (her?) mother going blueberry-picking and then getting mixed up so that girl was following bear and cub was following woman. That didn't happen to us.

[Anna and Myles, with Stevens in the background.]

[Myles catches on quickly to picking berries. And eating them.]

[A mushroom as big as his head. Almost. Myles was the mushroom man--he was quite good at spotting them. Not that this one was hard to find.]

[Myles strips down and goes swimming. Crazy kid. Anna waded. I stayed dry on the shore and took pictures. I know, I know. Boring. (Is it bad to post naked pictures on the web?)]

[We got most of our berries on the way down. A pint for them and a pint for me, and about a pint for Myles' belly. He was pooping blue before we even got back to the car. (Is it bad to make blue poop references on the web?)]


Posted by beth at September 2, 2007 9:20 PM

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"just some hill across from the Stevens Pass ski area"???? what do you mean by "just some hill"? i hate to make a mountain out of a hill but you were on the side of a mountain, not a hill!

Posted by: wilma - mother of beth at October 10, 2007 11:27 PM

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