That little furry rascal wouldn't come in at bedtime last night; he woke us up at 3:30 this morning, MEOWING incessantly at our window! RASCAL!
"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air & the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life."
Gregg & I tend to do a lot of walking in nature when we have free time. We're not mountaineers by any means, but we love to find new places to explore, preferably involving a beach. Today, we took a beach walk in a place he's never visited, and I haven't seen since my youth-group days. It was one of those fall days when the weather was alternating between showers and sun - hot and cold. We dressed for both, and drove south. When we arrived at the state park, we left the car and took a short hike through the lush green woods to the beach.
There was a quiet span of pebbled beach, an island and a sailboat in the background. We walked for a while, and saw some huge, beautiful homes and gardens.
I found heart-shaped rocks; here's one:
and then I noticed a jellyfish in nearly the same shape, nearby:
Weird for a jellyfish, yes?
After we had hiked back to the car, we went to a pub, had a bit of refreshment and watched part of the local football game. It was tied when we left; we didn't stay for the end. We took a short walk around the marina and downtown Gig Harbor. It is a charming, small town.
Errands and shopping took us to dinner time, when we stopped into a favorite spot to share a salad and have a beer. Then we came home, and called David. He's doing well - so we're happy!
Maribeth was here for a few days this week. She was very busy with her kids, but spent a few nights here with us. It's always wonderful to see her!
Our new favorite red wine: 14 Hands "Hot to Trot."
There was a classic wooden boat show in our town this weekend. Some beautiful boats cruised by our house. Here's an example:
I have a new, little part-time job: creating and maintaining the facebook page for our neighbors' restaurants. If you're on facebook, look for Burrata Bistro & Paella Bar! I'll be updating regularly.