Monday, October 14, 2013

Weekend Wanderings!


I love a long weekend, Bill is home and we get out and go for walks. Saturday we needed to look at counters and we hit a sale on cabinet microwaves and got a simple but nice one to put up. Now I will have a new counter space to work on, I really need it. We also stopped at Savers and I found some fabrics. One is Maywood flannel, plenty to use on the back of a few baby quilts. The other is a batik cat fabric, it looks hand dyed and the print is all the way through, so a fun fabric to design around.


We decided to go for a walk close to home and it was a cool cloudy day, perfect for a longer quick walk. My daughter had the day off so she came along and got to enjoy the cool breezes off the bay.


Saturday was a little warmer and I wanted to go for a hike in the woods near the boy scout camp. Our first hike was around the smaller pond, since I had never done that path. The trees are still turning here, and the mix of colors with the greens is stunning in person.


The paths were narrower and steeper than I realized, but fun to explore and bridges that spanned the wetlands. I should have thought of that when we hiked the next part. I hit a patch of wet moss and did a belly flop into the mud, lol. All I noticed was my cheekbone since that slapped into the dirt first, but last night my back, rib, and my hand let me know what else I hurt;)


See the orange shirt? I sent Bill to the store to get us some hunting vests, since it is hunting season. This is what he comes back with, lol.


We got around the pond and I decided to keep hiking. The stiffness hadn't set in yet, so we went along the pond till we came out to the rocky overlook. Nice place to stop and relax before we headed back.


Today was another beautiful day. We wanted to go to the bird sanctuary since it is an easier walk. It was closed, I never knew it was a national park. The state park was open, but the walks are national property, so they are closed, unbelievable.

So, we went to the ocean and walked along the rocks and paths. It was a perfect day and the waves were crashing over the rocks, great place to relax and get my center back.


On the way home, we stopped at the bike shop. We needed oil for my chain but we got more than oil, I got an early birthday present. I want to ride again and my old bike is a guy bike and tall, so I cannot put my feet down and with my bad balance it makes me nervous. Now I have a bike that fits my leg size and I can ride around easily and turn better too, lol. And if we all go for a ride, I can use my old one and Dani can use my new one since she is shorter than I am.



13 comments:

Melody said...

Sorry to hear you are accident prone, just like me grin

The Evening Stitcher said...

Wow...what a beautiful place to go hiking. You live in a truly wonderful area of the country! Glad you were only sore..and not broken! Your bike is nice! Have fun!!

marie said...

Love your Grandma shirt, how cute to wear when you give out candy.

Libby said...

Love weekends, too. So much to do, so little time.

Jacque. said...

Lovely scenic photos...hope your stiffness is working itself out. Nice birthday bike!!

Anna said...

Sheesh...seems as we get older our giddy up isn't so quick. Looked like a lovely day!

Anna said...

Sheesh...seems as we get older our giddy up isn't so quick. Looked like a lovely day!

Fiona said...

great weekend... I think I like Bills humour...
Hugz

Chris said...

Looks like a lovely hike. I like that cat fabric and your new bike is gorgeous!

Soggibottom said...

Oh wow and just look at the views :-) x x x

acorn hollow said...

Love your new wheels. I hope your feeling better from you fall.
Looks very pretty.
Cathy

annie said...

loved the views, so sorry you took a tumble. love the bike!

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Deb, here I am a little behind as usual. Wow, so cool that you have such beautiful scenery. Yep, thank the government for the shut down.
Perfect orange shirt for hunting season... lol.
That's an awesome tree behind your daughter! Oh no, a belly flop. I've done my share of those... lol. You'll be sore for awhile.
Now that's a nice bike and yes it's always good to be able to put your feet on the ground.
Blessings,
Carol