Monday, March 10, 2014
We traveled up the coast about 80 miles to attend my grandson's basketball tournament. (This was the first time we had taken the 5th-wheel out since hubby got his new pick-up.) We stayed at Shoreline RV Park right on the harbor.
Some of our neighbors...
Battery Point Lighthouse, which is only accessible at low tide and a foot path...
Out in front of the restaurant where we lunched there were between thirty and fifty sea lions sunning themselves. These wild sea lions were totally okay with having people approach them. Many folks got so close they would have been in danger had these animals had turned aggressive. But they were so absorbed in their sunbath nothing seemed to disturb them...
Although extremely beautiful, shiny and sleek, these creatures were beyond smelly. They stunk...
This was sunrise on Saturday morning, and it's true! 'Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning.'
When our day of basketball games was done and we returned to the park at dusk, we got to watch these brave or reckless souls scooting along the very windy bay right before a monumental storm broke...
Through the night our trailer rocked with the wind and was beaten by torrential rain. In the morning, we found that we were sitting in the middle of a small shallow lake. These two Canadian Geese were right outside our door, searching for their breakfast...
My husband caught a short break in the rain, got us hitched to the pick-up and on our way home. It was a fantastic short trip, watching my grandson's team play three games (they lost, but not without a valiant effort) and many little walks on the beach with our dogs before the storm set in. It was a GREAT little get-away!!!
Monday, January 13, 2014
A couple weeks ago, I fell forward in my office (big klutz) and although I thought I was healing apparently I really tweaked my hip, which keeps stiffening up if I sit for more than a few minutes. Getting old is really NOT for sissies. I just turned 67. So I need to workout, but it hurts. I decided that walking would be best and I live only a mile for the Pacific Ocean... So I took my dogs and went to the beach. North Little River Beach to be more specific...
It was NOT a lovely day... foggy, cold... but I'm used to that.
I made it down the stairs that were clearly not made for old ladies with sore hips, even my little dogs had a hard time with the angle. However, my Fitbit didn't notice the elevation change at all.
Which way to go...
We picked the Near Beach Trail since I wanted to walk near the surf.
I haven't visited this beach for many, many years. Probably around 40 years, so I was pretty surprised to find...
I had no idea that it was snowy plover nesting season, nor that large sections of the dunes are closed for restoration. This was the maze that led to the beach...
I love the beach and I am thankful for all the work that is being done to restore and preserve it. Eventually, I met some snowy plovers... By now I was getting tired and decided to try to find my way back. But alas, I was lost. We walked quit a long way before I realized that I had missed the entrance to the maze. Since we had walked beyond the restoration postings we went cross country over the dunes to find our way back (it was a little scary) and my little dogs were running out of gas. I had to carry Buttercup for awhile, but we made it!
By the time we got back to the car all four of us were pretty tired, but all the stiffness was gone from my hip and I plan to do it again today Although I will try to skip the getting lost part and will try to enjoy the ocean more. After I returned I found out we were having record breaking waves for this area and I missed them due to the fog!!!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
1-1-14 This morning I joined a team that I hope will help me break my sugar addiction. Of course I didn't run across it till after I started this day off with about 7 cookies. I also weighted myself this morning and was encouraged to see that I am down to 196.2, which is not good, but is better than the 199 I was at just before Christmas. I have found that when I log my food I become obsessed with it, so I quit. Right now I'm trying to use what I have learned on this site regarding healthy eating and to measure and watch my portion sizes. So far that seems to be working for me. Soon the Christmas sugar will be out of the house and I will have less temptations with it. My next big hurtle is to get back into regular workouts... starting today... and figuring out how to make this posting private.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
... as posted by Mother Nature with a challenge to copy and post. Thank you Mother Nature!
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