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.
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.
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:
My grand-nephew, Paul, and his fiancée, Christina, completed a six-month, 2,189-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail. Very impressive!
Georgeous Fall Afternoon
Posted by nbdog in Golf: Weather on 20-Oct-2015
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!
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.
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.
In the Redwoods
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.
More of the Coast Highway 101
Still another magnificent view; this one south of Gold Beach, Oregon.
It’s Day 1 of our trip south along Highway 101 to the coastal redwoods parks. We did some of this route during our 2010 retreat to Cannon Beach but today we have perfect clear weather. The coastal views are spectacular.