Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Vacation

This past summer, I have visited many places in Oregon and California.  I've been to Portland, Sacramento, Hood River, Trout Lake, Lost Lake, and Morro Beach, among other places. 

In mid-July, Karen, Mick, April and I all tent camped at San Simeon State Beach near Morro Beach State Park in San Luis Obispo County, California.  Others at our tent campsite included Paul, Janet, Phil, Margaret, Chris, and Olivia. We enjoyed a nice visit. 

On the drive south we went through Sacramento, Stockton, San Luis Dam and Resovoir, Gilroy, Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur Route 1 south to San Simeon. 

We stopped an enjoyed lunch in Carmel, California. 

I enjoyed seeing the many vineyards outside of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. 
In the above photo, I am sitting at the Edna Vally Winery east of SLO. 
We visited Hearst Castle and the many fine beaches in the area. 

Mick, April and Karen at Morro Beach State Park. 

Where did the many fine summers all go? 
Where will this present summer go?
Too foggy to see Morro Rock. 
Sea kayakers make their way south along the shore. 
Walkways lead up and down. 
The smell of the cold sea. 

Friday, July 09, 2010

Tending the Roses

I been very busy with gardening and home improvement projects.

A lady who identified herself as Susanna Marginean, told me I could use a photograph that she had taken of roses.  

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Busy Again

I've been busy working with Robert on building a fence and storage area on the south portion of our property. 

Karen was on vacation in Hawaii in early June.  She will return from a trip to Indiana next week on Tuesday.  I'm keeping our home and gardening running in her absence. 

I attended the Eight Winds ADF Druid Festival at Trout Lake Abbey near Trout Lake, Washington.  I tent camped and was very comfortable.  The Abbey has a magnificent view of Mt. Adams. 

My enlarged prostate has been giving me some problems.  I injured my right foot and may need to have surgery on my right toe.