It was tough but I walked for about 45 minutes, then sat down while Jeannie picked up the pace for another 15. My legs have been bothering me but I figure exercise might help. It was a beautiful afternoon, with short sleeve T-shirt weather. That will change in a couple of days.
I try not to mind the rain (and snow in the higher elevations) because California needs every drop to make it through the normally bone dry summers. Going back to Lassen this year has me wondering whether there will be fires nearby, evacuations, etc. I haven't worried before, but when I consider the responsibility of having to make sure everyone packs up and leaves the campground, it sort of makes me think twice. I know from past experience I will get sufficient advance notice, so that isn't the problem.
Ironically, I just got an email from my coordinator at Lassen asking me about uniform shirts, fleece, etc. She said they've been having lots of snow. I've been thinking about Lassen now and then, and the nearby sights that I want to visit on days off. Burney Falls is one, as well as Eagle Lake. There are many more and I may as well take advantage of the proximity. Maybe I can get better at using the camera I bought a few months ago. If I could just figure out what I want in the long term for a phone and service. I'm certainly not going to sign any more 2-year contracts. At my age it's best to take things in shorter doses. Of course, I could live to be 90 and then I will have spent way more than I would have with long-term contracts!