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Tumalo Canal Hike, One Year Reboot
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      9 comments

I hiked the Tumalo Canal trail with my friends yesterday. It was a beautiful clear day. There was no snow or ice on the trail. Here are a few photos. ... Read more
Vacation in Methow Valley
Saturday, February 08, 2020      10 comments

I have been away for a week, skiing and snowshoeing in Methow Valley,Washington. It was a very fun trip, and I got a lot of exercise and activity in beautiful surroundings with friends. I traveled with my friend Linda. We stopped in Wenatch... Read more
Hikes, Deer, Painting
Sunday, January 26, 2020      7 comments

It’s been a while since I blogged so I thought I would write an update. I have not gone skiing or snowshoeing yet this winter, but I have enjoyed continued hiking, and exercise classes at the gym. At Eagle crest with Moon Lin. ... Read more
Tumalo Canal Hike
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      8 comments

Yesterday, I hiked in the Tumalo Canal historic district. This area in the Oregon high Desert is the site of a failed dam project. Property was sold as farmland, and irrigation ditches were dug. But when the damn was filled with water, it all l... Read more
Light at Smith Rock
Friday, January 03, 2020      9 comments

On my walk yesterday at Smith rock State Park, the afternoon light was lovely. A storm is moving in today, so I am glad I took the chance for a hike yesterday. ... Read more
2019 Results, 2020 Goals
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      11 comments

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great Christmas (or Hannukah) with your families and friends. Here's to a happy healthy year ahead! In 2019, I made major changes to my weight loss program. I joined WW (formerly WeightWatchers) in Febru... Read more
Christmas in California with Family
Monday, December 30, 2019      13 comments

I traveled to California to spend the Christmas holidays with my family. It was a delightful visit. My friend Linda R traveled from Oregon to California with me, so I had a traveling companion for the long drive. She spent Christmas with an old ... Read more
Thanksgiving in Phoenix, New Adventure
Tuesday, December 03, 2019      12 comments

I spent Thanksgiving in Phoenix with my brother Geoff and family. It was delightful to spend time with them. Mindy and me It was delight... Read more
Goals, Hikes
Tuesday, November 19, 2019      14 comments

Our fall has been really unusual this year. A lot less rain in town; less snow in the mountains; and about 10° warmer than usual. So I have been able to enjoy hiking late into the season. Here are a few photos from recent hikes. Hike along... Read more
Progress Report, and Eagle Crest Hike
Friday, November 01, 2019      12 comments

Yay! I met my goal of losing 5 pounds in October. I am down 37 pounds since rebooting my program and starting WW in mid-February. WW is working for me and I am very happy. I still need to lose weight, but I am making progress. I did very well a... Read more
Mt. Ashland and Crater Lake
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      10 comments

On her birthday, Moon wanted to hike in the Siskyou mountains. So we drove up to Mount Ashland to hike a short section of the Pacific crest Trail. It was extremely cold and windy on the mountain, so we were both bundled up in our winter gear. ... Read more
Ashland Vacation
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      8 comments

My friend Moon and I travel to Ashland Oregon for a long weekend vacation. We stopped at Rogue Gorge on our trip for a short hike. ... Read more
More Fall River Hikes
Monday, October 21, 2019      14 comments

Earlier this week, I had surgery to remove skin cancer on my face. The spot was very near my eye; so I ended up swelling and a black eye. It is funny to think that I used to occasionally wear purple eyeshadow! Styles certainly change. Anyway, we... Read more
Clothes Shopping, and River Hike
Sunday, October 13, 2019      11 comments

I have been updating my wardrobe with new pants for winter. My pants from last year are too large, and they slide down around my hips. Have you seen young men wearing huge pants with their underwear sticking up? Well, that’s not a good look at m... Read more
Pioneer Harvest, and A great hike
Tuesday, October 08, 2019      16 comments

This weekend, the High Desert Museum featured a harvest festival at the replica pioneer farm. I enjoyed visiting, and watching the re-enactors educating the public. The little pioneer girl enlisted other children to dig up the potatoes in h... Read more

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