Friday, October 24, 2008

Grand Tour

Dorine's wedding cake. The fall leaves and branch are made from pulled sugar, a confection involving pulling sugar at the "hard crack" stage until it forms a satiny consistency and can then be worked like glass. Al and I worked on this project together. He was very impressed at how similar the medium is to working in wax. hmmmmm

After a very cold night of camping we took a walk on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The dogs resented the leashes and all the "no dog's" signs posted. Elmo did a lot of watering, Emma just sighed.

Who would think it had been 20 degrees and windy just hours ago?
We drove out to Davis CA last week to attend my niece's wedding. A quick stop at a very cold Grand Canyon was called for. A good time was had by all. Dorine enjoyed the cake. I learned about "pulled sugar," Al got to spit in the big ditch, Emma learned she is not impervious to cold, and Elmo smugly snuggled.

Huge thank yous to Barbara and her family without whom no cake would have been made!