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Hiked Twin Bridges
Friday, August 07, 2020      9 comments

On Monday I had a minor surgical procedure to drain the Baker’s cyst behind my knee. The procedure was done under local anesthetic, and went very smoothly. However, both doctors agreed that the main problem is I need knee replacements. I want to... Read more
Easy Summer Hikes
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      12 comments

As I am writing this blog, two little fawns are visiting my front yard. ... Read more
Lava Lake and River walk
Monday, July 13, 2020      8 comments

I enjoyed another couple of beautiful walks. I hiked the trail along lava lake in the Oregon Cascade mountains. The views were very beautiful. Kayak on the lake, with South Sister mountain ... Read more
Nature’s Beauty, and Quiet Weekend
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      14 comments

I had a very quiet weekend over the Fourth of July. On July 3, the Oregon Health Authority said everyone in Oregon should cancel their plans to get together because of the rapid increase in coronavirus cases. So I called my friends to cancel my ... Read more
River and Wetlands Hikes
Thursday, July 02, 2020      9 comments

Yesterday I hiked along the river trail from Sawyer Park. I have not hiked there recently; and it is a lovely hike. My favorite section was the short Fishermens trail. This park is very near to my home, and I enjoyed it. It is big enough to not ... Read more
Two Nice Hikes, and Masks
Sunday, June 28, 2020      12 comments

I have been trying to increase my hiking. Yesterday and today, I hiked using knee braces. They helped me a lot, but the are very hot to wear. Yesterday I hiked along the Deschutes River at Tumalo State Park. ... Read more
Woo Hoo! I Lost 50 Pounds
Tuesday, June 23, 2020      22 comments

Today I reached an interim weight loss goal. I’ve lost 50 pounds! I am thrilled. I am also happy that I broke through a long plateau. I had been hovering around 47 pounds lost for 4 to 5 months. I am glad I preserved! I have been doing WW.... Read more
Todd Lake snowed in
Friday, June 19, 2020      11 comments

I drove up to the cascade Mountains for another beautiful hike. My plan was to hike around Todd Lake; unfortunately the trail was still blocked by heavy snow. So I walked a bit on the road, and enjoyed some amazing views. I really cannot walk on... Read more
Metolius River Hike, And Doctor visits
Thursday, June 18, 2020      19 comments

I have been doing physical therapy for my pulled hamstring. On Thursday, the PT noticed that my left leg was swollen. When I was home that evening, I noticed there was a large lump behind my knee. I was very nervous, because I was afraid it migh... Read more
Beautiful Late Spring
Sunday, June 07, 2020      13 comments

The deer have been visiting my front yard again. Most recently, six of them were under my deck. One was a very pregnant doe, and the others were young stags. They are beautiful creatures, and I love seeing them ( despite them munching on my land... Read more
Badlands Hike
Thursday, May 21, 2020      11 comments

We had a beautiful day today after several days of rain. I went on a lovely hike in the central Oregon Badlands wilderness area. I have not been hiking much, so this was a shorter hike. I still found it challenging. The wildflowers were beautifu... Read more
Spring hike
Sunday, May 03, 2020      12 comments

I met my friends Pat and Hanne at a trail head in the Cascade mountains for a hike under new conditions. We all drove separately; and we hiked 6 feet apart. We stepped off the trail if other hikers were coming. The trail was open, but parking wa... Read more
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      12 comments

Part of the WW challenge this week is to list at least three things we are grateful for. I lost 0.8 pounds this week. But I am extremely grateful that this small weight loss led me to one of my big goals. After 20 years of being obese, I a... Read more
View from my window
Saturday, April 25, 2020      16 comments

Meadsbay posted a blog with the view from her window, and informed us about a Facebook group, View from My Window. What a cool idea! We are all stuck indoors much more than normal, and we are all over the world in every type of housing situation... Read more
April Update
Thursday, April 23, 2020      10 comments

I am sorry that I have been lax about blogging. Like many of you, I have been staying home during to restrictions to control the pandemic. I realize that a lot of times I blogged after getting inspired after traveling or going on a hike with fri... Read more

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