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Alaska Part 3! Glaciers
Friday, June 08, 2018      8 comments

We spent two days cruising to view the glaciers in Glacier Bay and College Fjord. Wow the glaciers are immense and impressive! They have been receding over the past years changing the scenery and wildlife habitat -- but they are still HUGE. ... Read more
Alaska Part 2! Skagway and Yukon
Tuesday, June 05, 2018      6 comments

Our next port was Skagway, and we had a great experience, even though a delay changed our plans. Linda and I signed up for the train trip up White Pass, but we were delayed from leaving the ship (an avalanche damaged the dock the night before we... Read more
North to Alaska! (part 1)
Saturday, June 02, 2018      10 comments

My friend Linda and I really enjoyed our trip to Alaska! We flew to Vancouver BC, and then boarded a Princess cruise ship. Vancouver was lovely on the drive from the airport; I wish we had more time to explore it. The transport driver took us on... Read more
Brunch and Lilacs!
Friday, May 18, 2018      11 comments

I enjoyed a very nice brunch with friends at a new café in town. The café was opened by our friends, who previously were chefs on a luxury yacht. The food was beautifully presented, here is my smoked salmon on top of a potato cake, it looks very... Read more
Sand Lilies and Mazama Ash
Tuesday, May 15, 2018      11 comments

My friends Lynne, Hanne and I hiked a new trail in the Oregon Badlands last week. New trails are always exciting!!! Particularly lower elevation trails (our mountain trails are still blocked by snow). The trail was called the Mazama Ash trail, a... Read more
Sightseeing with my Family
Monday, May 14, 2018      6 comments

My brother Geoff and sister-in-law Mary came for a nice visit this weekend. My nephew Stephen (their son) and his girlfriend Chloe joined us on some sightseeing adventures. I had a great time during their visit, and I enjoyed showing them the si... Read more
River Hike
Wednesday, May 09, 2018      10 comments

Beautiful hike along the river trail! We hiked about 6.5 miles. I wasn't able to photograph my favorite sight (an otter swimming in the river), the playful little guy was too fast! The start of the trail is a very calm section of the river.... Read more
Treading Water in April! (plus hike and deer)
Wednesday, May 02, 2018      5 comments

Well April did not result in a weight loss. I regained a couple of pounds. So I feel like I have been treading water -- moving fast to stay in the same place!! I HAVE increased my exercise gradually, so I am pretty confident that I will get back... Read more
Tulip Festival!
Sunday, April 29, 2018      14 comments

Linda and I drove over the mountains to the tulip festival. The festival is held in Woodburn, Oregon, at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. We were stunned by the beauty of the rows and rows of tulips! ... Read more
Waterfall Hike
Thursday, April 26, 2018      9 comments

On Tuesday, Linda and I hiked the waterfall loop trail at Silver Creek Falls State Park. It is a really special and beautiful hike. The loop we hiked tours seven waterfalls in about five miles. (There are a couple of shorter loops, and one longe... Read more
Oregon Garden
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      8 comments

I met my friend Linda at the Oregon Garden Resort (in Silverton) for a nice mini-vacation. We could walk from the resort into the garden, and the flowers and trees were beautiful. Me on a garden path by the conifer garden ... Read more
Hiked Pilot Butte, and Beck days 15-17
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      6 comments

I hiked Pilot Butte with my friend Linda this weekend. It was a great hike; it is all uphill to the top, but it because we went fairly slowly, my knees did NOT suffer after the hike! Because the butte is located inside the city limits, it is a p... Read more
Hike, and Beck Update
Friday, April 13, 2018      6 comments

WOO HOO I am so thrilled that I was able to hike yesterday! It was my first hike since I fell skiing and hurt my knee. Well, what really happened was the fall aggravated existing severe arthritis .... (By the way, the ski resort issued me a part... Read more
Beck Days 10, 11 & 12
Tuesday, April 10, 2018      5 comments

Day 10's is to set a weight loss goal. I have a long term goal of losing 50 pounds (10 down, 40 to go), but I do set monthly goals (4 pounds is my April goal). Beck points out that it is overwhelming to look at a huge number, and it is important... Read more
Beck Days 8 & 9
Saturday, April 07, 2018      5 comments

Beck Day 8 recommended arranging life to accommodate the time needed for healthy lifestyle. This is an important part of diet success. It takes time to plan menus, cook healthy food, exercise and track. I am retired, and I have a great deal of f... Read more

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