Update: hikes and miscellaneous
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
I haven’t blogged for a while, so I thought I would write a short update. My friend Tim from Nicaragua left last last week. He succeeded in his plan to purchase land in Montana, where he will construct a home and moved back to the US. Before he left, we enjoyed a couple more hikes.
From the cliffs above the Deshutes River
The mountains finally have fresh snow. It is only a dusting so far, and the drought is continuing. Our local ski slope has only one inch of snow; they are trying to menu facture more snow so they can open for Thanksgiving. Here is a photo of Mount Jefferson from my recent hike with my friend Hanne.
As the weather has gotten colder and the days are shorter, I have started taking classes at the gym. I tried tai chi, which was very challenging for me as a beginner. The rest of the tai chi class already knew the moves. I really enjoyed attending my functional fitness classes, and yoga. I’m not sure about tai chi.
I will start in art class, watercolors, on Monday with my friend Moon. And I am going to music class tomorrow. I don’t expect to ever be a great artist, but I enjoy playing with art like a little kid.
I will close with photos from a couple dance performances that I attended. The first group was celebrating Dia de Los Muertos at our downtown art walk. And the second group was performing Hawaiian Hula. I liked that both groups of performers were multi generational, ranging from children to grandparents.
The young man in Aztec dress was an excellent dancer.
And the hula dancers were fun. Particularly the littlest the dancers, who sometimes headed in the wrong direction.