The Tech Challenged Blogger
Ha! Got some of our pictures posted. Will try to get better at this. Some thanks go to smart Jessie and our unswerving determination to do this even though we are quite tech challenged! To accomplish something is supposed to help you feel younger but we’re just glad it worked.
Hiking Around the Senator Wash Reservoir
Wednesday was a day of stock & options trading, a short walk, relaxation and a happy hour. Thursday, though, was much more ambitious. Three of us, Jim, Jerry and I hiked around the Senator Wash Reservoir in the morning. Walking about 3 miles/hr. and walked about 3 1/2 hrs. so we figure we walked about 10 miles (at least it felt like it!). Actually, even though it was up and down hills, we did it pretty easily. Mostly walked along the dirt road so we didn’t go down any dead-end trails and have to retrace our steps. I have to admit, when I get near the end of a long hike, I become “barn sour” and just want to get back to the RV and relax.
No Boating Thursday
The wind came up Thursday and while the breeze was nice during our hike it was too windy to safely be out on the water in our little boat. The electric motor did take the charge though and it works perfectly! Pretty good for a motor that hasn’t been started in a year. We’ll try it out Friday if the wind dies down. I noticed that none of the avid kayakers were on the water either so it wasn’t just that I’m overly cautious. We do wear life preservers out in the boat so my not being able to swim doesn’t stop me but a windy day does.
Big RVs Arriving With Lots Of Toys
Today, noticed more big RVs arriving at Senator Wash pulling trailers filled with lots of toys for enjoying the area. They are arriving with boats, ATVs, bicycles, and more. They might be here for the upcoming weekend or for the duration. We are told there will be many more for the coming Presidents Day extended weekend as Southern Californians head this way. Still, there is a lot of room here to spread out so it doesn’t feel particularly crowded.
The Night Sky
Want to feel how small and recognize what a tiny a part you and your problems play in the universe? Looking at the night sky where there is little light pollution and seeing the huge number of stars and knowing that there are so many large galaxies out there is humbling. Just viewing our Milky Way is such an amazing show we can see most every night is such a source of wonder that most of us missed because we got so busy working and raising our families. Over our bed in the motor home is a large hatch and most nights I open it and watch the night sky go by. The reduced light pollution here allows for quite a show!