Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beef Stew kind of weather

Yesterday I was up at 0715 after sleeping soundly all night. The temperature dipped into the upper 40's and with all the windows closed we slept well under the comforter. Jim got up around 0815 about the time the sun broke through the fog and mist. Sure was pretty to see.

When we checked in they said there was a bear visiting the dumpster. So far no sightings of him.

We spent the morning putzing. A little cleaning, a little maintenance and a little cooking. I made beef stew for our dinner and that helped warm in up inside. So far our daily temperatures have reached the 60's but not much warmer. It's not bad in the sun as long as the wind isn't blowing.

After lunch the four of us headed out to explore.

I took this picture around 1430 and the mist and fog were still hugging the coast
the contrast of the white surf on the grey sand it quite striking. Don't think I'll ever tire of seeing this ocean. Or any ocean!

We drove through more of the Redwood National Park on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway ending in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Just gorgeous with huge redwoods. We stopped at Big Tree Wayside and this friendly Steller's Jay popped in to get a bite to eat.

I'm sure we spent 10-15 minutes feeding him and taking pictures. He pitched a fit when we left!
We drove by the Elk Viewing field but no elk :(
Driving back north on highway 101 we hit the city of Klamath and went for a drive through a redwood tree.

Though you can't see her lovely face that is Miss Anne poking through the sun roof. The signs say you can drive a pick up truck through but I don't think our truck with the wide hips would fit!
Since we were on the north side of Klamath river we drove to the observation point on that side. We spent almost an hour there watching birds and fishermen. We are told the whales visit the area but so far no sightings.
Back home we had time for a cup of coffee before dinner. I heated up the stew and we joined Anne and Scotty for dinner. As always we enjoyed ourselves sharing a bottle of wine. Some cookies for dessert and another day with our friends comes to an end.
A quiet evening at home is how we ended the day.

"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~ Donna Roberts"