Sunday, May 4, 2008

Lions, Tigers and Snakes..Oh My!

Yesterday, being Saturday, was of course a wonderful track meet that I love going to. (Positive thinking changes attitude) Don't we look happy to be there-






It was actually a very pleasant day over in Calabasas and it was nice because Adam and I were able to go together to spend the day with Zack at track. Usually we are split between different activities going on so it made it much more enjoyable being together. Zack did really well and a deal I made with him at the begining of the season is if he improved on his time or on the distance he throws the shotput I would take him out for In-n-Out and he could get lunch and a shake which he loves. I know that using food for an incentive is not healthy but oh well, I never said that I was a perfect mother. Well he ended up improving on his time in the 100m and in the 200m so a vanilla shake is what he enjoyed!

As we started to travel towards home we found the 101 to be extrememly busy so we decided to take Box Canyon Road and the Santa Susana Pass back home. It had been a long time since I had traveled on these curvy roads but it brought back many memories. I use to take this road everyday when I worked in Woodland Hills so that I could bypass traffic and even had the fun of experiencing being in an accident on them. You would only catch me driving on them during the day, however, because ever since I have lived in Simi (30 years) there have been rumors that they are haunted. And you know, I do believe everything that I hear.



Well as we came down the pass we saw the old "Welcome to Simi Valley" sign and I just had to stop for a picture moment. No, the picture was not originally for my blog, but it was because when I was younger I have a picture of me standing by it and I thought it would be cool for Zack to have a picture like that. So I pulled off and told Zack to go stand by the sign. He gets to the sign and what does he find right at the spot that I tell him to stand? A rattlesnake! He luckily saw it before stepping on it and he just calmly calls Dad (knowing that Mom would be no help) to tell him that there is a snake there. Yikes! I hate snakes! But luckily it was more scared of us so he just slithered off, keeping an eye on us the whole time. Yuck!
So then we proceed to take the pictures and Adam tells me to get in one and I go over by the sign and there is a dead, gross mouse laying right where they had been standing. They hadn't even noticed it. We did take a picture of it but I will spare you having to look at it so I will not post it. Zack just wanted to show Matthew what he missed. Boys?! If snakes or dead rodents or anything else that is gross happens in a day, that is considered a good day at our house. So all in a all I guess you could say we had a great day!


















5 comments:

McB's said...

Ok, funny cuz I used to use this pass every day when I worked in Woodland Hills for WellPoint and I loved it, not being on the freeway! But your working days were over way before I got there, lol.

Jo said...

Ah... Rattle Snakes. This totally made me think of my younger days. I use to run into rattle snakes all the time growing up. It's amazing you guys weren't bit!Scary!!

Jo said...

PS Way to go Zack. Whoever said food was a bad incentive? If it works, right?

Heather Harris said...

oh you make me miss Simi, except the snake part. Yikers!

E-Star said...

I ditto Heather... How funny that you interrupted that poor little snakes lunch...(-= And look at MCB trying to make you feel old... I must say that even though your kids have all grown you look like you haven't aged a day since we left....it is comforting I must say because then I can pretend I haven't aged either...
oh and when my kids get hurt I offer them food and then tell them "food solves all your problems" *laugh* so don't feel bad...