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... that Fallingwater was the home of the Kaufmann family from 1937 - 1963, when the house, it's contents, and grounds were entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy by Edgar Kaufmann Jr. Fallingwater is the only major Wright work to come into the public domain with its setting, original furnishings and artwork intact.
I am sure my jaw is on the ground in awe the whole time I am in this house. The table is set, fresh flowers are in every ...
... Blue grass that was now emerald green and trees that were shedding their blossoms allowing the leaves to burst through.
It was Easter Sunday, the roads were relatively quiet and the only places open for food were along the highways. Cracker Barrel overflowed with cars, everyone was dressed in their Easter bonnets and their best clothes lined up for the brunch specials. Even the rocking chairs were covered in yellow bows, ...
... up with something that at least looked like gravy (Lindsay and I don't like gravy and thus couldn't be accurate judges of how good our food was...haha). We had a church service in the lodge before loading up all of the cars and going back to Timberline.
I'm not sure what convinced Daniel that Lindsay, Abbi, and I were up for the challenge of a blue slope. Abbi and Lindsay were pros and made it down with just a few falls. I made it down "Lower Almost Heaven" in a ...
... bunny slopes.
Things I learned today:
1. Libby and Steven saved my life by teaching me to "ski" in the living room over Christmas. Seriously, you two, I was the only newbie to be able to turn after a few runs down the bunny slope. And as we all know my affinity for falling, I needed all the help I could get.
2. Ice is not my friend. It is cold, hard, and I go flying every time I hit some on the course.
3. Snow is not ...
... retained my snow driving skills from my Indiana days! The snow was piled up several inches on every surface: branches, power-lines, and even the tall grasses on the side of the road. Giant snowflakes were floating down the entire drive, adding to the beauty. We made it up a little too late to ski tonight, so we met up with the early crew before heading out to our lodge. Jon's truck couldn't quite make it up the hill, so Abbi and I acquired a new ...