I passed the Trees of Mystery with Babe the not-so-blue ox and Paul Bunyon with his huge ax. No one ever wanted to stop and check it out, but I have it on good authority that the trees there are really interesting, making it a must see.
Fog covered the in-between sections ... it was clear near the ocean and sunny on the mountain tops ... but that didn't slow me down much at all. At this point, I began to think maybe there had been some natural disaster that I missed on the morning news. I did see one homeless guy shaking out his blanket on the roadside, but literally NO cars or trucks!! Maybe I'm the only one left on earth!! Just me and the homeless guy!!
It was a good year for daisies ... they were everywhere along the coast!! Wouldn't you like to look at this every day???
I met up with Cindy and Tim at their house, whereupon we promptly planned a hike into the redwood trees along the Chetco River. I don't know if it was one mile or three miles, but there was some good uphill climbs that had my legs turning to jelly. I know, hard to believe since I run a lot, right?? Trouble is, I run on FLAT ground!!!
Cindy immediately found this guy crawling across the trail ... some variety of banana snail I suppose. Yuck!!! He was moving though ... trying to get to the greener pasture as fast as he could.
Back at their house, Cindy and Tim cooked an amazing gourmet dinner of pork chops, potatoes, squash and salad, along with key lime pie for dessert. I was in HEAVEN!! What I wouldn't give to cook a meal like THAT!!! By the way, Cindy is a quilter extraordinaire, having shown in the Sisters Oregon biggest quilt show ever!!! I didn't get any pictures, but they were amazing!!! It definitely motivates me to try new things!!
By 9:00 we were all sacked out on the couch with full bellies ready for bed.
Surprisingly, I'm NOT sore this morning, but I can sure tell I had a great workout yesterday. Maybe a little walk to the local quilt store will make my legs feel better!!!
I almost forgot ... this is Annie!! A Ragdoll kitty ... like a Siamese with beautiful blue eyes and spectacular colors!!