Monday, March 6

Nice day on the Parks to Playa Trail

Recovery Diary Monday March 6

I put both socks on standing up this morning. 🙂
Now I'm heading for the Parks to Playa trail for a six-mile hike. 🤞

Update.  It was a gorgeous day to be in the Baldwin Hills - great views, flowers, greenery everywhere , plus bunnies, squirrels, scrub jays, robins, juncos, ducks, geese, and turtles and maybe a red tail hawk on the wing. I ran out of trail and only got five and a half miles (14,000 steps), but I reached the Japanese garden at the right time to stop and join the Monday afternoon Zoom chair yoga hour, so I did it. Serene. 
Came home tired, hungry, and a little sore.

Sunday, March 5

I made that picture!

Muley Point, September 19, 2022

Last year I got to drive half way across the country quickly and then meander back home at leisure. In the meandering, I visited Bears Ears National Monument - Muley Point at this particular moment. It was a lovely day and I made bunches of photos which I promptly forgot about in the busy day-to-day back at home.

Today, five months later, I ran into this image. It stopped me in my tracks and so, I had to post it.

Hat tip to my dear cousin Connie Sue for helping me realize the trip I had been imagining. ❤️

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Saturday, September 10

The Joneses

These cousins gathered to remember Darlene Jones Schipper and Dick Schipper on a cool, drizzly day in Cloverton Cemetery and then retreated to the Bladen home of Sharon and David Berns for lunch.

Left to right: 

Tonja Frank (daughter of Chad Jones)
John Schipper (son of Darlene Jones Schipper)
Casey Jones (son of Chad Jones)
Connie Badgett (daughter-in-law of Twila Jones Badgett)
Teresa Roof (daughter of Byford Jones and Sharon Berns' niece) 
Ramona Sieler (daughter of Byford Jones and Sharon Berns' niece)
Kelie Hargens (daughter of Teresa Roof)
Katie Groeling (daughter of Teresa Roof)
Vicki Roberts (daughter of Radford Jones)
Cheryl Bryant (daughter of Twila Jones Badgett)
Joan Schipper (daughter of Darlene Jones Schipper)
Darlene Badgett (daughter-in-law of Twila Jones Badgett)
Allen Badgett Jr. (son of Twila Jones Badgett)
Becky Wising (daughter of Jane Johnson Meyer and Ira's niece)
Chad Roof (son of Teresa Roof)
Janet Schipper (daughter of Darlene Jones Schipper) 

Saturday, September 3

Taking My Parents Back Home. Road trip day 1.

This is the story of a road trip. The first one after the long Covid pause. I'm going to Nebraska with my parents' ashes.

We planned an interment months ago. We didn't anticipate a heat wave. It was 113° in the Cajon Pass when I rolled through. The clouds cooled travelers a little. The rain was good, too.

My goal was to get by Las Vegas (I stopped for gas) and I made it to Overton in the Moapa Valley in time for dinner. I think it was in the 90s when I arrived. Hot.

A solar array off US 15 near the Nevada Border

In the Moapa Valley. Almost quitting time.