Archive for October, 2015
This is the first time we’ve spent Halloween away from home. It was an enjoyable evening, sitting with family at our niece, Brigitte’s home, watching the little kids and teenage nieces in their costumes.
This morning we attended a memorial service for a dear friend of our family, Lee Crummer. It was all very nicely done, a deserving event for a much-admired man.
It’s amazing, really. Each year just around Halloween, it’s as if some spirit flips a switch and the clouds and drizzle descend. We still have a few leaves to cheer up the view but not for long.
I had my annual cardiology check-up this morning with stellar results. Down 6 pounds since last year, blood pressure at 116/68 and resting pulse at 52. The other big news is the first snowfall at the Mt. Rainier visitor center:
My grand-nephew, Paul, and his fiancée, Christina, completed a six-month, 2,189-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail. Very impressive!
After spending yesterday morning getting a root canal I was more than ready to savor today’s extraordinary weather. I should have just gone to the practice range but I just felt like walking the course and chasing the ball… and enjoying the afternoon sun and fall colors. What a treat!
This morning we did the final leg of our Highway 101/Redwoods trip spending the morning in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park driving the famous Avenue of the Giants. This view is typical of our three days in the forests: incredibly beautiful and peaceful.
After lunch at the F.K. Lane trailhead at the southern end of Avenue of the Giants, we drove 206 miles north and east to Grants Pass, OR.
We started the day at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and walked the famous Stout Grove trail. Then it was south to the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park and finally at the Best Western in Eureka, CA.
Still another magnificent view; this one south of Gold Beach, Oregon.