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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Short Sunday Hike

Today we decided to go for a short hike. I knew there was a handicap trail off of Goose Green Road and have long wanted to check it out. Today was the day. The only problem was this time of year, you have to take a short hike to get there! It was a nice and very quiet walk in the woods.

 This is the view from Goose Green Beach to Stanclift Cove.

 
 
 
 
This is the handicapped trail. It is paved with a rope to guide, but the path is covered with leaves right now. 

 

 There was a bench here where you could see the Stanclift Cove Beach. It felt like a spot where people could spy on the people at the beach.

 A funny looking tree stump.

I enjoyed this rock. I see a nose and an eye and a mouth and if you were there in person, I would pointed out the bandana on its head. There are sign holders near this rock, but the signs were removed. I wonder if they were pointing out what I saw.
 



 Yes, at one time there was a pay phone here, but all that remains is the sign and the post.
 You can't see them, but there were several white birds in the water. I assumed they were gulls.

After we got to the car, we ran some errands and on the way home, we decided to check out Burr Pond. I can't remember ever being there and George vaguely remembered. As we saw how nice it was, he exclaimed, "Why don't we come here more often?"

 I know people walk the trails here but we did not find them this time.
I got kick out of this sign "For Your Safety"..."No lifeguard on duty." Hmmm that doesn't sound really in interest of safety.
It was a nice day for a walk. There will be fewer hours available to do that as the time change happens and the colder weather arrives.
 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A very good day

 
 
This was pretty close to a perfect day. We started the day going to church. On our way home we passed our favorite spot in our hometown of Barkhamsted, the beautiful reservoir. Of course, I had my camera handy and took some pictures. I am grateful that George realizes how much I enjoy taking pictures and he patiently pulls over and waits.
 


 



We stopped home to change. Then on our way to our destination, George suggested I take pictures of this other beautiful spot in North Granby that all local people know.



We stopped for lunch on a lake (thanks to a Groupon). This was our view as we ate outside. It was so nice.



After a short stop at the grocery store (short for me), we came home and I made my favorite Macaroni & Cheese recipe (called Thomas Jefferson's).

Then I tried a new vegetable chowder recipe, which out shined the macaroni and cheese, if I do say so myself--another keeper recipe. And as I type, a homemade apple pie is in the oven. George peeled and cut the apples for me. That will go good with ice cream tonight as I watch one of my favorite shows, The Amazing Race. A nice end to a beautiful Autumn weekend. I love to cook when I have the time and energy. Love to take pictures and here I am writing in my blog--I love to write too. Yes, it was a very good day. If retirement is like this, I will be very happy.

Monday, October 14, 2013