Jeannie is healing pretty well from her surgery. The doctor wants her to walk every day, starting out slower and gradually increasing the time, but no power walking. I went over to visit with her today as Don had the two girls with him at soccer practice plus the fair/carnival that followed, and at which he worked his required volunteer hours.
We walked at a pace that is slow for her, and I could see she wasn't entirely comfortable, but we walked about the equivalent of 5 city blocks. It does as much for me as it does for her, so I will go back tomorrow and walk with her again. She is off all the pain meds now.
I still haven't completely decided on what food I will take to the campground - I'll have a kitchen to cook in, but I'll have to get some dry ice to keep foods frozen. I have what I want in my freezer here at home and can't see shopping somewhere along the way, but I have to be able to keep it from thawing on the trip there, plus a stop at Manzanita Lake to pick up supplies, do the paperwork, etc. I imagine it will take 6 or 7 hours before I'm finally unloading at Butte Lake.
I really need a haircut badly but am trying to let my hair grow a bit longer, so there is no sense in getting anything cut right now. The last couple of washes I went without using the hair dryer to see what it's going to look like. (I can't see enough difference to warrant the use of all that electric power). Trouble is, it changes from day to day. I'm not going to worry about it and have a bandana I can wear to cover up what doesn't look so good if I choose. A pair of gold hoop earrings and I'll look like a gypsy!
Speaking of gypsies, evidently my gypsy granddaughter has really loved the pack from REI. She said it holds so much but never feels too heavy. I think she can barely walk now from spending a day walking around Paris. She overdid it and no doubt didn't have the proper footwear. When she gets back I can see in my crystal ball another trip to REI - this time for some good boots. They don't have to be clunkers, and actually hiking boots are pretty sexy. Not that I wear them for that reason, don't you know, but because they are good for the feet when walking/hiking, and the sexy look is for the younger women. Of course I don't mind being mistaken for sexy once in a while, although it hasn't happened for a long time!!!
Ara took a train from Paris and is now in Munich, which I think she will love. There are always lots of young people milling around - people her age.
Today the high is going to be around 86F, and in the mid to upper 80's through Monday. When it goes to 90 on Tuesday I'll be on my way. Everyone please send me good vibes that I don't have campers from hell to deal with. I am definitely going to try to take lots of pictures so that I'll have something visual for my blog. I'll have the use of the internet through Monday, and from there it will be a crap shoot. It is likely that I won't be able to post until after the work stint is over with.
QUICKLY RETRIEVING MY FROG-CATCHING NET
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