Nature Days

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I took myself to Eldorado Nature park last Friday morning for a walk.  I tried to get there early, hoping to beat the heat but even getting there by 8:30 it was already in the 80’s.  By the time I left there less than hour later it was 90.

So much for any nature, there wasn’t a bunny, bird or even a turtle to be seen.  It was a nice walk however after going to the gym all week.

Saturday when Lori was off at an event I went to the Los Cerritos Wet Lands that has a first Saturday of the month bird walk and clean up event.  I was there a few hours and at least got to see some hawks and great blue herons.  I couldn’t stay for the clean up as I was on-call in the afternoon.

Back to the gym today, at least its airconditioned.

Weekend, Company, Hiking and Vacation Planning

The long Memorial day weekend is over and I am back to work for four days until we leave for Italy.

This weekend I had another friend in town, arriving late Saturday and I dropped her off on the way to work today.  Three weekends in a row either partially filled or entirely filled with company.  That following the closing and moving of the house and I couldn’t be more ready for a vacation.  It seems like there hasn’t been a down day in forever.

The new fold out davenports really help with company, at least sleeping situations.  I am always thankful when my friends are willing to travel and stay for a visit, but it is a small house and I am very fortunate that Lori is willing to adjust her working/sleeping/dressing schedules so I can see my friends.

My dear friend Katherine came in Saturday night.  Will lots of stories and photos of her trip to Africa earlier in the year.  It took me three sessions to go through her photos, such an amazing looking trip.

We also went to a movie, one I wouldn’t recommend so I’ll leave that out.  We also visited with a dear friend of hers.  On Sunday we went for an amazing hike at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve.  This was an AWESOME hike and I can see us going back here over and over.  It is only 5 miles from the new house where my sister and nieces live so I am sure I will be back there. (We went and saw the girls after and I got a good dose of the baby who turns three on Thursday so not sure I can call her a baby anymore.)

There was so much to see on this hike, birds, hundreds of tiny frogs, beautiful landscapes and we only saw five miles of this place.  It was easily the highlight of the weekend, we will certainly be back.

61142616_10156245993550869_1938471499786616832_nPhoto Credit of Selfie goes to Katherine!!!

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