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Lake Tahoe Adventure
Monday, October 22, 2018      13 comments

My Lake Tahoe adventure included both highs and lows. I enjoyed the beautiful nine hour drive from Central Oregon to Lake Tahoe. The scenery was beautiful despite the smoke from controlled burns. When I arrived at Lake Tahoe, my friend Ch... Read more
River Hike with Family
Tuesday, October 16, 2018      9 comments

I really enjoyed hiking along the Deschutes River with my sister and her family yesterday. The fall colors were lovely, and it was another clear crisp day. ... Read more
Two Hikes Along the Metolius River
Sunday, October 14, 2018      11 comments

This week, I hiked along the Metolius river twice. On Thursday, I hiked with my friend Linda. And yesterday, my sister and her family were visiting and we hiked a slightly different route along the same river. Linda and I hiked at an eas... Read more
Fall Aspens Along the River
Tuesday, October 09, 2018      10 comments

Today, my friends Barbara, Hanne, Don and I hiked along the Deschutes river trail. The aspen trees were at with their prime, with Glorious y... Read more
Clear Lake colors
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      14 comments

Yesterday, Linda and I hiked around Clear Lake. The hike is about 5 1/2 miles long. The hike was challenging for both of us because of the extensive amount of lava rock on sections of the trail., and the up and down elevation. Five years ago, ... Read more
Hiking at Lava Lake
Friday, September 28, 2018      5 comments

I met several friends to hike Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake yesterday. Martina organized our meet-up, but she brought too many dogs (SEVEN!) and had to leave because she was having trouble controlling them. The rest of us enjoyed a glorious hik... Read more
Fall Colors at the Lake
Wednesday, September 26, 2018      9 comments

There is a nip of fall in the air at night. And the trees and bushes are starting to change color. Linda and I hiked around Suttle lake today. Loved the hike, and loved the weather. Here are a few photos of the glorious vine maples. ... Read more
Salt Lake City (final part of my travel blog)
Sunday, September 23, 2018      6 comments

I realized that I never posted anything about our final destination in our national parks trip. We flew out from Salt Lake City, so we had about 24+ hours. The drive from Jackson to Salt Lake City was very beautiful along the scenic Cache V... Read more
Reducing Temptation, and Weekend Hikes
Monday, September 17, 2018      10 comments

Today SparkCoach encouraged us to put tempting treats out of reach and out of sight. This trick really helps me, particularly on days (like today) where I have lots of cookies left over. (Usually cookies are not in my home; but I had expected 5 ... Read more
Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole
Thursday, September 13, 2018      11 comments

We drove from Yellowstone to Jackson Wyoming through the Grand Tetons. Our road was the scenic John D Rockefeller Memorial Highway; I had not realized that Rockefeller was instrumental in creating the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole areas. We stop... Read more
Yellowstone Part 2
Wednesday, September 12, 2018      9 comments

Our second day in Yellowstone was beautiful. We stopped at West Thumb and walked to the many features. Abyss hot pool ... Read more
Yellowstone National Park - Day 1
Tuesday, September 11, 2018      11 comments

Yellowstone is AMAZING! We drove from Cody, Wyoming on the Chief Joseph scenic Highway, with stunning vistas at every turn. ... Read more
Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial
Saturday, September 08, 2018      12 comments

We visited Crazy Horse Memorial first, and got to see the process of carving a granite mountain into sculpture. This memorial is on private land, and it was requested by native American tribes. It is huge! When completed, it will be larger than... Read more
Badlands national park
Friday, September 07, 2018      10 comments

My friend Lynda and I signed up for a tour of America’s national parks. This was in escorted motorcoach tour that included our airfare and hotels. The guide was excellent, and we enjoyed the others in our tour group. We flew to rapid city South ... Read more
Camping at Waldo Lake
Monday, August 27, 2018      8 comments

I spent the weekend camping at Waldo Lake in the central Oregon Cascade Mountains. It was extremely smoky on the drive over from the extensive wildfires, but we were blessed with clear air at Waldo Lake. On the first evening, I hiked down to the... Read more

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