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Feeling better so here are some shots from hiking last Sat.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is the view where we start the hike down over 3 miles to the bottom at Crystal Cove Station on the East side of PCH, then we came back up.

My friend Irene using her walking stick, since she damaged her R knee last year she can no longer run. This was a tough hike back up for her.

View from the first ridge looking down on the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful day but hot.

This was tough to go down for Irene but even harder to come back up later in the morning.

Another wonderful view of the ocean.

Using the zoom on my camera, surprised it worked so well, we are still pretty far up the ridge.

Wish I could live here, what a view.

Behind me is the Park Ranger area with restrooms and a small museum. We took about a 25 min. break here b/4 heading back up the hill. It is close to 90 degrees, once we get back into the canyon to go back up we realize we should have taken another route that was longer but would have been easier on Irene's knee. She is a trouper.

This shows a shot of one of the campgrounds here at the cove. Right near it is a little 0.30 hiking trail they call B.F.I. for Big "F******" Incline. I had to laugh at that it's right on the map.

Not an ocean breeze did we have and the sun beating down on us. HOT!!

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LINDAKAY228 8/28/2010 8:13AM

    Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Oh, how I love that hike! Glad you enjoyed, but sorry that you didn't have a breeze.

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__KELLY__ 8/27/2010 12:23AM

    awesome pictures! I will have to check out that hike someday!!! when it isn't so hot, that is! :) glad you're feeling better!

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Summer is finally here, it was 99 today.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Waited so long for our warm weather to hit. So it goes from the mid 70's to the upper 90's in 24 hrs. Woo sure was a warm one today. Got up this morning and planned on hitting the market by 9:30am but my sister, Linda called from NY. I ended up talking to her for around an hour. I went to the market and by the time I got home it was after 11:30am and so frigging warm, but a bit humid. I ate lunch and decided I wasn't going to the gym in my car in this heat. I have an older corvette, 1981 that is black, so it does get pretty hot in that baby.

Cut coupons out and went through them to get a batch ready to send to my Samra/Sambo in OK. I ended up spending about $60 at Stater Bros and didn't feel like I got anything. I picked up ribs for dinner tonight, London Broil was on sale so picked up a package and also got 3# of hamburger on sale. I figure that is where the money went for meat.

Did a LS dvd today, 5 miles with 5# weights, the walkbelt and resistance band. Took Phred for a walk after 7pm when it had cooled off some. Talked to my Aunt Rosanne this evening, which was nice since I hadn't spoken to her for a while. We email a lot. I am hopping to meet up with her for lunch in the next couple of weeks and maybe go with her to visit her sister, Janet (Blessed1953 on Sparks). I hope this all goes as planned because I would really like to see both of them. I haven't seen Rosanne in over 15 yrs. and the last time I saw Janet was just a little over 2 yrs ago. emoticon emoticon

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__KELLY__ 8/19/2010 1:49AM

    it was a warm one today!!! I almost think it's warmer tonight!!! but the big question is.....is summer here to stay? hmm... :)

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Gym Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Well so far so good on making it to the gym 5 days this week. 2 days in a row, I haven't done that in a while. Today was cardio only and I did 9.99 miles on two different eliptical machines and with Phreds short evening walk. For a total of 116 min.

Talk to Samra today. She has been getting more hours at her job in Ok, so things have been a bit better for her and James. Even James has been getting a few more hours a week, which really helps out. She also told me she has applied to get some grants so she can return to college. I hope things work out because she really need to finish getting her degree, so she can get a better job, save some money up and move out of OK.

Still watching HGTV all day and night for ideas about the redo. Looks like we will be able to get about $32,000, if we are lucky and that we can do the redo for less.

Have a evening all.


Gym Monday

Monday, August 16, 2010

Made it to the gym today and did a great workout. Circuit trained for about 45 mins. and then did stationary bike and elliptical. It felt pretty good. Will be able to get back into the gym again now that at least one of the local colleges has started classes today.

Within a 10 mile radius of my house we have a CA State University, in fact it is within 4 miles of the house, several independent colleges, 3 CA Jr. Colleges, a law school, UCI medical school, at least 2 cooking schools, and 6 ROP campuses. So come summer the gyms around here get real busy.

Came home, ate lunch, watched a little tv and colored my hair. Made dinner pork chops w/white hominy because I can't seem to find the yellow at some of markets lately emoticon, I had watermelon and the guys had cantaloupe and we had mini kaiser rolls. Took Phred for a nice walk and settled in to do my Sparks stuff. Going to try to get to the gym at least 5 days this week. emoticon

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MARENAMOO 8/17/2010 9:06AM

    That is nice that you can use those gyms at the colleges. What a benefit to you. You will really be upping those fitness minutes.

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JUSTSLS 8/17/2010 12:16AM

    You have a good plan and sound committed, good luck!

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NYXWOLFWALKER 8/16/2010 11:34PM

    Sounds like you are doing very well .. keep it up, your doing great!

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A beautiful sunny day for kayaking, finally!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

At first wasn't sure it would be sunny near the beach but the sun came out by the start of today trip. Was so glad. Had a wonderful time with a group of very friendly people. Most had kayak b/4 so I wasn't so much stuck in the back with the newbies today. Made for much less stress for me today. Here are some random shots from today>
Getting ready to start, the kayaks are pointing towards PCH.
Me in the hat and El in the blue. I forgot to get my water bottle out of my bag.
Heading out into Huntington Harbor, look there is sun out!
Large group today, Frank and I are both in yellow kayaks, me in my hat and he is in the orange t-shirt
Frank in the yellow kayak, the couple in front was so funny because the man rarely paddle and left his wife to do all the work! Outrageous!
Low bridge, everybody down. Tide started to rise while we were out by the time we got back to base there was hardly any beach left at all.
What can you say but a beautiful sunny day in S.CA. That's me in the yellow kayak with the large straw hat on. Was so nice today!
One of the many sea birds, no idea what type. Pretty cute, I think.

One woman saved a pigeon that somehow feel in the water. She grabbed him/her with the paddle and the bird sat in the back of her boat until we got to our break point. Also at the break point there was a dead sting ray on the beach right under the sand where I put in my kayak at. I picked it up with my paddle and threw in the trash. Even dead they can cause problems if you step on one. Everyone was surprised to see it inside the harbor. They have had a big problem with them this year at all the local beaches. Warnings have been put out to remind people to shuffle their feet in the sand so they don't step on one and get stung.

We didn't go out with the gang to lunch today but came home, ate lunch, showered. I went over to the market and then made meatloaf for dinner. Jeff had to .work over at the Anaheim Convention Ctr. at 7:30pm tonight for a pull out. He will get home after midnight. Poor dear, thought he was suppose to be there this morning and even went over to the convention ctr. only to realize it was tonight. LOL

Took Phred for a short walk of 1.44 miles. Only going to be on Sparks for a short while because I want to watch "Scoundrels" & "The Gates" starting at 9pm.
Sorry 2 pics didn't come out again, I'll try again.

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METTAKARUNA 8/17/2010 10:21PM

    Loved the pics and descriptions I felt like I was there with you.

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LINDAKAY228 8/16/2010 12:22PM

    I just loved the pics!! It looks like it was such a fun day. Glad you weren't riding herd on the newbies this time and got to just enjoy it!

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CYNDY_55 8/16/2010 2:42AM

    Nice Blog As Always emoticon
Glad You Had A Fun Sunday emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LADYNETTIE 8/16/2010 12:22AM

    What a perfect summer day adventure! Makes me want to take a vacation to the beach. How fun that you and your friends have kayaks. Thank you for saving the shore bird, Nature can be so harsh sometimes. Lucky you to be able to live in such a fun and beautiful place! Happy sparking!

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MAYLINGSNW 8/16/2010 12:12AM

    sounds like you had a terrific day !!!!!!!! glad the sun came out and made your day even more wonderful...the pictures are great... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUSIC66 8/16/2010 12:01AM

    great blog , great photo,s.

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