|Snowy sunrise through the trees.|
|Winter wonderland on the farm|
|The calves eating their breakfast|
One of my favorites from the past few weeks.
|"The calm after the storm"|
Sunset on a wheat field near the Missouri River, another favorite.
|Sunset at Kauffman Stadium from Friday night.|
|Mix all of the dry ingredients together to make the dry rub.|
|Rub the ribs with the dry ingredients.|
|Arrange the ribs in the crock pot by standing them up against the wall|
of the crock pot, thicker side down and meaty side against the pot.
|Drizzle the three cups of BBQ sauce over the ribs.|
|Place the ribs on a broiler pan.|
|Strain the juice from the crock pot into a |
saucepan by using a mesh strainer.
|Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat|
and let simmer for 15 minutes.
|Brush the ribs with the sauce and broil.|
|Kari and I before the race.|
|Post race photo.|
|Machu Picchu with the Wayna Picchu mountain|
in the background. This is the mountain we climbed.
|Our group gearing up to conquer this mountain.|
Pictured from left to right: Megan, me, Brett, Bethany,
Rachel, Stephanie, and Jordan.
Photo credit: Jordan Gard
|Some of the stairs on our journey to the top. Brett,|
Jordan and Bethany were our leads as we made our way.
|Stephanie and Rachel were my mountain climbing partners.|
|Looking down on the Machu Picchu ruins. Yeah, we were pretty high up at this point.|
|UMKC School of Pharmacy Class of 2014 on top of Wayna Picchu!|
(L-R) Jordan, Stephanie, me, Rachel, Sara, and Brett
|Getting ready to crawl through the tunnel to get to the top of Wayna Picchu.|
|We did it! We made it to the VERY top of the mountain!|
You can see how little Machu Picchu looks in the background.
|The girls making their way down the mountain.|
You can see just how steep the steps were.
Pictured: Stephanie, Sara, and Amy.
|The sign that is almost at the top of the mountain. It said the altitude was|
2,693 meters, which is 8,833 feet. Yikes, that is a ways up there!
|Another view of the steep stairs on the way down.|
|We all made it back to the bottom and we conquered that giant mountain|
in the background! Our whole hike took two hours.