It wasn't really necessary
to go five sets to keep us entertained, Andre. But if you were going to play that much better in the fifth set, it was worth it (I guess).
And Hewitt is really impressing me in this match against Federer. They're doing everything they can to derail him (how many foot faults?), but he's hanging in. Still, I have as much chance to beat Federer as he does, and I'm thousands of miles away sitting at the computer.
(Hewitt just got broken at love in the fourth set. I guess Kim Clijsters better get her game face on!)
And short of sending Commodus into the locker room for a pre-match 'pep talk' with Federer, Agassi won't have much of a chance either.
Thursday we had a *perfect* ride to Wildlife Safari in Winston, OR. The animals were so close to the car, it was wonderful. The weather was warm and very 'Africa.' We listened to wonderful music both ways, and we took a side trip to the Colliding Rivers outside Roseburg on the way home.
(See the lovely lion photo under the cut.)
Yesterday in the late afternoon we decided on something of a whim to drive up to Mount St. Helens. It was late and everything was closed, but the clouds sitting down on the mountain were unbelievable. It's so completely isolated and so other-worldly. It was really memorable. (Don't know if any of the photos turned out.)
So, vacation winds down. And I didn't get all my goals of fanfic-writing or learning about graphics realized, and I didn't work out or diet like a fanatic, and I didn't get my closet cleaned out. So, it was a typical vacation. And I enjoyed it!
Hewitt lost (or, I guess, Federer won). So, tennis, at least, is proceeding according to plan!