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Lisbon, Sintra and intuitive eating
Saturday, March 23, 2019      18 comments

It was snowing here in Central Oregon when I left for vacation a couple of weeks ago. And I really enjoyed our vacation in sunny Portugal and Spain. The weather was delightful, in the mid 60s to low 70s. We walked all over and I enjoyed healthy ... Read more
Hiking in the snow
Saturday, March 09, 2019      12 comments

I joined my friends Hanne and Barbara for a lovely hike in the snow at Shevlin Park. We brought our skis, but the snow conditions were not great for skiing. Instead we put on our YakTrax (like tire chains for boots) and hiked on a snowshoe trail... Read more
More Winter Weather
Saturday, March 02, 2019      9 comments

Our weather in Central Oregon has changed from snow to freezing fog. I don’t really like freezing fog, but at least I am getting a break from shoveling snow. I posted a photo of my front deck after the first big snow. The railing is about ... Read more
Snowmageddon! And Painting
Tuesday, February 26, 2019      13 comments

We had a record breaking snowfall yesterday. The city is overwhelmed and cannot keep up with plowing the streets. Our little side street has not been plowed, and is impassable. Even with my all- wheel drive, I don’t have enough clearance to make... Read more
Ski/Snowshoe Vacation
Sunday, February 10, 2019      11 comments

I’ve just returned from a great ski and snowshoe vacation in Washington’s Methow Valley. We drove to Wenatchee on our first day of travel, and enjoyed the views. Mt. Adams ... Read more
Comfort foods, hike, watercolors
Sunday, January 20, 2019      12 comments

I’ve been home sick with a miserable cold for the past few days. Do you have comfort foods that you eat when you are ill? I do. I like soft boiled eggs, soups, hot chocolate, juices and pudding. I guess all of them go down easy when you have a s... Read more
Hiking Eagle Crest River trail
Sunday, January 13, 2019      10 comments

Between bouts of freezing fog, I enjoyed a nice hike along the Eagle crest Trail with friends. The trail is about 5 miles long, and the river is lovely. ... Read more
Achievements, and Skiing
Tuesday, January 08, 2019      11 comments

Spark Coach recommended listing three achievements that I am proud of for today. For me, it is a proud achievement that I skied (cross-country skiing) with my friend Barbara for 2 hours of great cardio exercise. It is a second achievement that I... Read more
Skiing at Dutchman Flat
Thursday, January 03, 2019      9 comments

I enjoyed a beautiful day skiing today with my friend Barbara. The weather was glorious, a bluebird skiing day. We found the ski trail to be challenging! The trail had more hills than we expected. (We are cross country skiers, so there are no ri... Read more
Christmas In California
Sunday, December 30, 2018      7 comments

I enjoyed seeing my family and having a nice holiday in California. Mindy (sister) and I stayed in an AirB&B; location was convenient. My sister Pam had us over for dinner and entertained us (her adult kids were home, so her bedrooms were full).... Read more
Painting and skiing
Sunday, December 09, 2018      7 comments

My last watercolor painting class is tomorrow. The instructor is very good; she has a classic approach that emphasizes learning colors, value scale, and creating the illusion of volume. I'm not terrible good at the careful controlled painting st... Read more
Arizona Visit
Thursday, November 29, 2018      9 comments

I traveled to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with my brother and his wife; my sister Mindy flew in to join us. I drove from Oregon; it was a LONG journey (over 1200 miles each way). I saw some beautiful scenery along the way. Deer at a wildl... Read more
Update: hikes and miscellaneous
Wednesday, November 14, 2018      8 comments

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... Read more
River hikes
Saturday, October 27, 2018      9 comments

This week, I enjoyed two nice long hikes along the Descutes river. Each hike was about 6 to 7 miles long, and I really enjoyed the beautiful scenery and hiking with friends. ... Read more
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

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