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Heavenly Hike. Followed by Crash to Earth
Friday, September 06, 2019      14 comments

Yesterday I went on a heavenly hike with my friend Pat. It was so relaxing and beautiful, and up in the high mountains as close to heaven as we can get. We were at Sparks lake in Central Oregon’s high cascade Mountains, on the Ray Atkinson... Read more
Lake and River
Sunday, September 01, 2019      10 comments

My friend Linda and I attended an art fair along Deshutes River. This was a curated art show, and the quality of art was very high. We enjoyed looking; the price range was too high for us but enjoying the art Exhibits was free. We stopped o... Read more
Mines and Mountain Trails
Tuesday, August 27, 2019      11 comments

My friends and I rented a rustic little cabin in the Ochocos mountains for several days. The cabin was a former ranger cabin. The forest service rents out these former residences that are usually in isolated beautiful wilderness. The cabin had ... Read more
Deck Visitor, Lakes hike
Thursday, August 15, 2019      11 comments

I looked out my window this afternoon, and discovered that the deer herd was once again hiding under my front deck. It’s a nice shady spot for them! I’m not sure if this is the greatest photo, but they run away if I get closer ... Read more
6 Month Reboot; Contact with long-lost Friend
Saturday, August 10, 2019      9 comments

Six months ago, I was fed up with my weight gain and lack of fitness. (Previously, I had lost quite a bit of weight using NoS, but I regained much of it after a couple of tough years of injury and illness). And I decided to make a change. I join... Read more
Great Washington Vacation
Friday, August 09, 2019      12 comments

Last week, my friends Martina, Sue and I enjoyed a great trip to Washington state’s North Cascade mountains and Orcas Island. It was a beautiful vacation. We traveled first to the Methow valley. After our first LONG driving day, we enjoyed ... Read more
Great New Hike
Monday, July 22, 2019      12 comments

Hanne and I were thrilled to go on a beautiful hike up Coffin Mountain. If you have been reading my blog, you know that I love to hike. And I have been living and hiking here for over 25 years. Until about two years ago ( when arthritis and asth... Read more
Final LA photos
Sunday, July 21, 2019      8 comments

We had a fun casual Korean barbecue with my family. I have never attended a real Korean barbecue; the food was great. I even liked the kimchi pancake ( I don’t really like Kim chi on its own) ... Read more
Loss Angeles trip for nephew’s wedding
Friday, July 19, 2019      10 comments

It was a lot of fun visiting Los Angeles for my nephew Max’s wedding to Morgane, his long term girl friend. The wedding was small and casual, which made it very enjoyable. Morgane is French, and I enjoyed meeting her parents and sister who trave... Read more
Wildflower hikes, and visitors
Monday, July 08, 2019      7 comments

Hanne and I hiked the Metolious River trail. It is a beautiful hike. And we enjoyed the wildflowers. Columbia lily ... Read more
Cone Peak wildflower meadows
Saturday, June 29, 2019      11 comments

Yesterday’s hike to Cone Peak meadows was a major NSV for my friend Hanne and me. It is a challenging hike, and it has been more than 10 years since we hiked it. It was a glorious experience. We started out at Tombstone Prairie, then into... Read more
More hikes! More wildflowers! And progress update
Tuesday, June 25, 2019      9 comments

I did several new hikes to enjoy the wildflowers with my friends. I admit that after hiking five days in a row, I collapsed in exhaustion over the weekend. But today I went hiking again and it was wonderful. Hanne, Barbara and I hiked the B... Read more
Paulina Lake, Wychus Canyon, waterfalls and beargrass
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      10 comments

I have really enjoyed our delightful Oregon weather. The spring rainfall has led to rushing rivers and prolific wildflowers. So I am sharing photos from the past weeks hikes. Hanne, Pat and I hiked the Little Crater trail from Paulina Lake... Read more
Two More Hikes! And ink brush painting
Tuesday, June 11, 2019      8 comments

I enjoyed two more beautiful hikes. The first hike was on the Round Mountain trail in the Ochoco Mountains. I love the Ochocos Mountains. They features huge Ponderosa pine trees, and the terrain is grassy green and lush. ... Read more
Two beautiful hikes
Saturday, June 08, 2019      15 comments

I am relieved to finally have Internet access again. About a week ago, I lost my Internet during a lightning storm and power outage. It took some time to analyze the problem, and then I had to order a replacement router. I miss the support from ... Read more

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