J is out-of-town – on a trip to the East Coast with a group from his school, so Andy and I were alone (except for Paul, who lives in the basement). Anyway, part of my training for a big hike in August is to do long hikes on Saturdays. This week was scheduled for a 12 miler, so Andy joined me. It was very fun!
We actually joined up with some friends by accident – the wife of that couple is doing the same training I am, but we thought they were going at the crack of dawn, so when we saw their car at the trailhead around 9 a.m. we assumed we’d see them hiking down while we were still on our way up. So we had some company almost the whole way because we saw them just past a mile into the hike (we caught up with them, which suggests we were at a faster pace? Oh wait, it’s not a competition).
These two photos were taken about five miles in. If you look closely you will see a dog (our friends’) chasing an elk at the edge of the meadow. But the view in that meadow was just breath-taking!
Other than that big hike there were some hours at the office, some house keeping, gardening, photographing of flowers, bbqing and other cooking, and general relaxing. Nice to have a start on the weeding done.
J comes home on Tuesday (late) and we can’t wait. It is a busy week at the office, but I hope to post some more flower photos.
Gotta find a real live person willing to model for some photos – got some ideas to try!