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Sunday tried canoe

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Today Marc had brought along a few extra canoe's so ask me if Frank and I would like to use one. So we didn't have to pay for renting a kayak today. The first half we did very good with Frank in the back and me in front. Unfortunately Frank wanted to change positions after the break and I wasn't so good in the back. The back person steers but for some reason it keep going the wrong way when Frank would start to paddle in front. It was a pretty site on the way back or very pleasant. No one as uploaded pictures from today, so maybe tomorrow I will be able to put something on here.
A few people in the group were using the stand up paddle boards and both Frank & I got to give it a try. Frank said it was all right but wouldn't want to have to stand and balance for that long a period 1-2 hours. I did very well even turning and stuff. Going back to my surfing days in the early 70's. Never said I was very good surfer but I did use to surf about 10 times a summer using a friends board. Learned on my sister's & brother's boards when I was around 10.
Five of us went out for pizza afterwards and then we headed home. I vacuumed when I got home because I put flea powder on the carpets yesterday and left it for 24 hrs. Phred attracts fleas. We have used Advantage,nada and now trying Frontline Plus, sprayed our yard front & back 3 times in the last 2 months, sprayed the house, carpet, furniture and just about everything else without much luck. Every time I take Phred out I spray him a natural flea repellent too. Next I may have to get these pills the vet has, my neighbor Lilly uses that on her dog and it works for about 6 months and cost bwt $80-100. I am even feeding Phred garlic because that is suppose to help. I am out of ideas. Anyone have any others??

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DNJEN471 8/2/2010 12:52PM

    Nice! Sounds like you burned a lot of cals today. Sorry to hear about the flea's though- I hear they are near impossible to get rid of!

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SWAZY33 8/2/2010 9:47AM

    Sounds like a great workout paddling that canoe!
My son and friends paddled for hours
during the week and I was tired
just watching them!! haha
AND then...they went and played baseball!
I wish I could bottle kids energy! :)
Good for you getting out there!

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MARENAMOO 8/2/2010 9:39AM

    I love that you are trying new things. I am sure with all of your experience with water activities that it would be easy for you to pick up the canoe. I have a cat - can't help you with the dog.

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MUSIC66 8/1/2010 11:04PM

    have you tried to hydro bath phred .

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Hiking Pictures Part 2/missing pictures

Sunday, August 01, 2010

These are the 2 pictures that didn't show up in the original blog.

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MUSIC66 8/1/2010 11:08PM

    nice photo,s.

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DNJEN471 8/1/2010 5:38PM

    Looks like a nice hike!

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LINDAKAY228 8/1/2010 3:30AM

    Loved all the pics! I'm jealous too. Thanks for sharing. Makes me long to get out and hike again if the darn rain and lightening storms we're getting daily will let up for a little bit. Do NOT want to be out hiking in the lkightening. The rain I could deal with.

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    Color me jealous. It looks beautiful. I know your loving it.

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Hiking Pictures from Friday Evening:Mojeska Cyn.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Woke up this morning to overcast skies yet again. Walked the dog, did some errands and a couple of my exercise dvds. Made fajitas for dinner with some left over broasted chicken from the other night with corn cobs. Also burn my darn wrist when the lid sliped out of my hand. Oh well. Here are some pictures from the Mojeska hike. Just a variety showing the hills, the people hiking and some lovely wild flowers. Hope you enjoy!
This was at the top of the first hill, that is my son Frank covering his face. LOL
All smiles from Nichole, Jane and Bijan at the top of the first hill.
Sign showing to be careful/No fires allowed. The area is still recovering from the 2007 hill
Marc talking about the dry creek bed we will walk up, the path is just behind him on his left where the little opening appears bwt 2 trees.
Walking up the creek bed, there is still some water in it, in areas.
Here are a couple of the lovely wild flowers along the creek.
The group hiking, that is Frank in the yellow shirt.
Starting to head out of the canyon. By the time we got to the top it almost dark and was just a few min. from being completely dark when we reach out cars. Wonderful time was had by all and Frank is going with me again on Aug. 5th. Too bad it takes almost an hour to get there and almost 1/2 a tank of gas because of the roads/hills.
Sorry folks appears a couple of pictures didn't upload.

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MUSIC66 8/1/2010 11:06PM

    nice photo,s. sorry you burn,t your wrist.

Comment edited on: 8/1/2010 11:07:48 PM

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JHADZHIA 8/1/2010 8:46AM

    Beautiful photos! Sorry about your wrist!!
I know that frustration uploading photos. Sometimes its taken me five hours to get some on a blog and they don't all go in! Thanks for trying again!
Enjoy your Sunday!

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MARENAMOO 8/1/2010 7:08AM

    I burned my wrist last week on a pan too - it is taking a long time to heal, looks ugly but thankfully has not been too painful. Hope your heals fast.

Lovely pictures. California has such beautiful and dramatic landscape so close to the water. On the East Coast they are much further apart and the mountains here are very different. It is interesting how different things are in the same country. Thanks for sharing.

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CYNDY_55 8/1/2010 12:47AM

    emoticon emoticonPictures ~Terri~*!*
Thanks For Taking Us Along On Your Fun Saturday Hike emoticon
Beautiful emoticonFlowers emoticon

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__KELLY__ 8/1/2010 12:22AM

    that looks like it was an amazing hike! I'm jealous!

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CHYRL_C 8/1/2010 12:16AM

    Looks like a great day. I love hiking emoticon

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MYASHA 8/1/2010 12:14AM

  Looks like a fun day; I miss hiking.

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Short blog tonight

Friday, July 30, 2010

My son Frank and I had a great time hiking and I will write about tomorrow. I have been tired today and my throat has been bothering me most of the day. I am thinking some type of pollen or something I may have reacted too. Have a great night all.

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DNJEN471 7/31/2010 11:39PM

    Hope you feel better!

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XENA47 7/31/2010 3:24PM

    I know what you mean. Something has been bothering my sinuses lately...every time I go out I end up with eye irritation and a sinus headache the next day. I'll have to check the pollen count for the area and see what's bothering me. I thought it was house dust from all the moving, but it doesn't bother me so much if I stay inside.

I hope you're feeling better soon. Best wishes.

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CYNDY_55 7/31/2010 1:35AM

    emoticon emoticonFeel Better emoticonSoon emoticon

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__KELLY__ 7/31/2010 12:49AM

    glad you had a good hike! and I hope you don't have a summer cold coming on!

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DEBTOLOSE 7/30/2010 11:57PM

    hope you don't get too sick have a good saturday emoticon

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LEROYJL 7/30/2010 11:53PM

  feel better, get some rest and wake up ready to start over.

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LINDAKAY228 7/30/2010 11:50PM

    Get some rest and look forward to your hike report!

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PBS tonight with Sir Paul at the White House

Thursday, July 29, 2010

What a wonderful show tonight and it isn't over yet. The music was great and the different artists with their interpretations of McCartney songs was fantastic. Even if someone is not an Obama fan, you got to love the music of Sir Paul.

Got up and made waffles this morning for all of us. I have fresh blueberries on mine with only 2 tbsp of maple syrup. Very yummy. The I read a little bit of the paper and headed over to the gym. Yes I made it to the gym. Had a great workout doing strength for close to an hour and about the same of cardio.

When I got home I went through my coupons while I ate lunch and watch some TV. Took a shower and headed over to the market. Saved close to $37 dollars today. Not as good as normal but I still very good. Purchased some broasted chicken to have with leftover potatoes and carrots with salad tonight along with King Hawaiian bread (because Jeff loves it). He wanted me to pick him up some sweet pickles which I did. The only problem was when he went to help bring in everything the plastic bag that had them inside split and it broke all over the driveway. emoticon He wanted to pick them up and try to get all the broken glass out of them. I was your f..ing crazy it's all full of glass bits, I'll just call the store and tell them the bag split while carrying it. I have been shopping at this store so long that they told me to come by in the morning for a replacement. I have had this happen several times over the last 20 years and every time the market has replaced the item.

Woo Hoo also picked up my new glasses today. They are really large, in fact the frame is really for prescription sunglasses but I need to protect my eyes because of the prenidsone and early cataracts and these are transition's lens so they get pretty dark. And soon I will have a picture of me in them to show everyone. emoticon

Also wanted to add that my husband and I saw Sir Paul/Wings in the early 90"s at Angel Stadium here in Anaheim and it was one of most fantastic live shows I have ever witness.

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HOPE2BE 7/31/2010 9:24AM

    That's wonderful that you got to see Sir Paul live. I know what you mean about the sacks breaking. I have an old time record of Paul's from the Wings collection. Do those things sell still? I missed the show but I didn't really hear about it til later and I think I went to ARM that night.

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SLIMTHICK2 7/29/2010 5:41AM

    I saw part of it here in the Caribbean, it was lovely.

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__KELLY__ 7/29/2010 12:54AM

    Eek about the bag!!! That's so murphy's law for me. That's when I throw up my arms and say, ok, what next? :)

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LINDA! 7/29/2010 12:15AM

    I have also enjoyed the Paul Mc Special at the White House!!

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