Tag Archives: Hiking

Sunday Walk

We went for a Sunday walk at our fave off-leash dog-friendly park, Fort Funston. We owed it to Beau after getting cooped up at home during the sequence of storms. We were also gone for most of the year-end holiday … Continue reading

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Saturday Postcard

The letter carrier brought a treat to our home today.  A postcard from Hawaii.  They remembered the ritual.  I’m fuzzy and warm all over. I’ve been hugged. I have said time and again that hand writing little notes and mailing … Continue reading

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Open Trails For The New Year!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.” We were hiking on the Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve. We decided on taking it easy this time around. We chose the 7 mile loop recommended by the Bay … Continue reading

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For Our 31st, Some Affirmations

Last night I came home to pink-tipped roses and a kiss.  So begins our quiet celebration of our 31st year of being together.  We had promised to go hiking again to celebrate the day. My hubby was a little reticent … Continue reading

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Holiday Salutations

On Christmas morning, my hubby wanted to go for a morning walk. We’re at an age now where, no matter how late we nod off to slumberland the night before, we still get up at the same time. Bright and … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Day

I had been looking forward to today so much that I could almost taste it in my mouth.  For a change I had announced that I was not going to be available on this day. I would be busy. I … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Family Hike

This weekend, when we did our family hike, we talked about you and your two cousins, among other matters. We recalled your years of growing up closely together, and where each of you are now. I like to view them … Continue reading

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More Redwoods!

The weather could not have been more idyllic. Sunny but the sun demurely peaked through the tall lush canopy of Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) and Coast Douglas Firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii var.menziesii).  Not much wind.  Cool but with no bite. No humidity. the … Continue reading

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Visit The Redwoods

We were considering a new trail to hike this weekend. My hubby mentioned he wanted to visit the Redwoods. This coming from the member of the family who has teased me of being the tree-hugger! We chose to visit the … Continue reading

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Our Big Hairy Audacious Challenge

  Misifusa’s post a few days ago was about committing to something beyond your comfort zone.  Well, my hubby and I have recently committed to something that’s really beyond our comfort zone.  Last February, after thinking and discussing this challenge … Continue reading

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