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Showing posts with label road trips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label road trips. Show all posts

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Enjoying The Colors Of The Season

Here are a few photos from our road trip to Hope Valley this week. It was a wonderful day and we had a grand time. As you can see, the weather was perfect. We started out at about 2000 foot elevation and we traveled to 8700 feet elevation. It is enjoyable to see the variation in vegetation at different elevations.


And, now a few fun photos. When we came around a turn we were so surprised to see the beautiful sight of a herd of cows. They looked like they found a little corner of heaven. When I approached they looked so curious with my presence. They looked me straight in the eye and almost talked to me. At least that is what it felt like. How is that for "one with nature"? We traveled along enjoying natures beauty with the convertible top down. Some of the yellow aspen trees almost looked iridescent with the bright sunshine and a lovely breeze blowing their leaves.



We stopped in Markleville at Wolf Creek for lunch. I enjoyed a very fresh healthy salad and MS had a Reuben sandwich with onion rings! I took one bite of one of his onion rings and it was exceptional. And, then I stopped. Oh! I felt so righteous. The best part is that my tummy felt healthy. We walked along main street which very very short and stopped at the deli and had a little ice cream cone. Picture us sitting on a park bench in front of the deli eating ice cream and enjoying the bright sunny day. Yes, there are some good things about retirement age.


Our timing for this little trip was perfect. The leaves were just starting to fall. This was the colors at their best for this part of California. I have never been to see the colors in New England. However, we are planning to make a trip next fall to that area as well as visit New York City and Washington D.C. Our "Colors" were at their peek and the businesses were getting ready to close for the winter. The deli was closing the next day. They get a lot of snow in the area.!

Wishing you a Wonderful Day.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Saturday Afternoon Drive To The Lakes

A few Saturdays ago we headed up the hill to the high country at 7000 to 8000 elevation. My home is about 2100 foot elevation  and our weather was about 84 degrees. Not bad, but certainly warmer than 68 to 74 degrees where we stopped to get out of the car and enjoy the lakes and sights. There still was some snow in the shady spots at Lake Alpine. The melting snow was creating little streams all around!











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We enjoyed a nice lunch out on the deck overlooking Lake Alpine which was across the road.

The deck was so colorful with all the brightly colored umbrellas and pretty flowers around the edge of the deck!


This was a very interesting pontoon boat that had two seats with foot pedals for paddling the boat. They looked like they were having a grand time. And, the water was so high and so blue.


Look at these adorable children learning to fish. The little one in the center was the cutest little thing persisting to keep the line in the water. Their parents were close by.


After leaving Lake Alpine, this was the scene prior to arriving at Mosquito Lake. The snow covered mountain side was gorgeous.

 


And, look at Mosquito Lake - - - it is still covered with ice and snow at the beginning of the lake. It was a beautiful sight.


Then we have the beautiful lake "in all of its glory". 


We have been so busy with one thing or another  (or, I should say I have been) with taking care of all the gardening projects that need attention in the summer. I seem to be working from morning until evening with keeping up with the watering and weeding. Usually, on the weekends we are getting out and about seeing the sights, going to farmer's market,  summer festivals, music in the park, lots of restaurants and short trips.

For that reason I have not been blogging as much as I would like. In addition, we are getting ready for a vacation to Michigan to visit the sister of MSM. The itinerary is looking very enjoyable. 

Hope you are doing Great.






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Some Additional Special Photos

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Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014