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Home Again, Results, Food Review
Tuesday, April 02, 2019      9 comments

I arrived home with a bad cold. I am finally recovered; but now it is allergy season. I timed the trip to Spain and Portugal in order to avoid allergy season. But it was snowing when we left, so the pollen waited for my return. I mentioned ... Read more
Madrid and Toledo
Monday, April 01, 2019      12 comments

Our final two days in Spain were spent in Madrid and Toledo. We traveled to Madrid on the AVE high-speed train from Málaga. Unfortunately erratic power meant the train is stopped unexpectedly several times., and we arrived three hous past our sc... Read more
Malaga, Granada and the Alhambra
Sunday, March 31, 2019      10 comments

We toured Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol. We enjoyed touring the Picasso museum, filled with items from the artists personal collection. No photos were allowed. Malaga was very crowded and busy because of a film festival. Linda and I both... Read more
Ronda, Spain
Saturday, March 30, 2019      8 comments

We traveled through the Spanish mountains to Ronda. On route, we stopped at a taverna where an impressive assortment of hams and garlic hung over the bar. ... Read more
Cordoba, Spain
Thursday, March 28, 2019      6 comments

My last blog ended when we arrived at Seville. I’ve tried to post blogs twice since then; both times my blogs evaporated. Here’s hoping the third time is a charm! We traveled to Cordoba, which is a walled city that is a UNESCO heritage sit... Read more
Enchanting Evora and Seville
Monday, March 25, 2019      13 comments

We traveled to the historical city of Evora in Portugal, which is a UNESCO historic site. The Roman ruins are dramatic. ... Read more
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

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