Archive for October, 2015

Halloween Fun

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.

Brigitte as a Chic-Fil-A cow

Brigitte as a Chic-Fil-A cow

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Memorial Service

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.

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Fall is Definitely Here

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.

Maple leaf in the bird bath

Maple leaf in the bird bath

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Signs of Winter

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:

NPS Webcam at Paradise visitor center

NPS Webcam at Paradise visitor center

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Appalachian Oddysey

My grand-nephew, Paul, and his fiancée, Christina, completed a six-month, 2,189-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail. Very impressive!

Christina and Paul on Mt. Katahdin

Christina and Paul on Mt. Katahdin

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Georgeous Fall Afternoon

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!

View from Mt. Si 16th fairway; on the way to a tap-in par.

View from Mt. Si 16th fairway; on the way to a tap-in par.

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Last Day in the Redwoods

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.

Gould Grove Nature Trail

Gould Grove Nature Trail

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.

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