Sunday, September 25, 2011

Jerry Schad Memorial Hike

I memory of Jerry Schad, Sophie and I did an 8-miler in Mission Trails this weekend. We parked along Portobelo and took the trail along the north edge of the park past Shepard Pond to the north approach to the North Fortuna. It was very foggy and misty and visibility was only about 1/4 mile so we could see the summit until we where there. We then headed to South Fortuna, down the Steps into the valley. We headed north into Suycutt Wash and then west up onto the Rim. We followed the Rim Trail back to the trailhead.
Here is a view from near the summit of North Fortuna:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Family Camp

We had an awesome family camp up at Mount Laguna. Hiked the Big Laguna Trail out to the big lake, the Lightning Ridge Trail and the Nature Walk at the visitor center (which was closed for an unknown reason). On the Nature Walk, Sophie stepped into a cactus and had spines all over her rear paws. We pulled most of them out but she still wanted to walk on her own; which she did with a limp.
Here are some pictures from the BLT hike.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Dinner on the Patio

Jyoti bought some more cactus for our garden and put then on the patio table.  When I made dinner and put the bowls of broccoli and salad down I couldn't tell the difference between the succulents and my meal.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Activites

* Put up a storage shelf in Jaya's closet
* Rearranged the living room and Bengt's room
* Cleaned up a bunch of stuff, stored some and giving away some
* Washed car, then it rained!
* Changed the rear brakes on the Kia, very frustrating until I read that the pistons twist, rather than press, back into the calipers