Saturday, July 05, 2008

Lois Comes For A Visit

Linda's Mom, Lois, came up for a visit for two weeks in July. She had never been to the Olympic National Park, and we planned to show her all of the highlights of the area. We're really looking forward to exploring the towns and attractions in the area. We'll probably wear her out with all of the jaunting around.

We've discovered our campground deer. She's a doe with a fawn that was born this season. The rangers have told us that the birthing season was late this year because of cold and the rain. We've seen her almost everyday as we walk the campground. There are so many trees that there's not enough light to get a decent picture, so this is the best I could do.

We've had a lot of questions about how we spend our evenings. We rejoined Netflix to get some DVDs sent to us, and we were able to get a local library card. The library here has an excellent selection of videos, plus we can request books & videos from the other branches. We have our XM satellite radio which we listen to for news and of course Dodger baseball games.

Linda has been doing some hobbies such as beading and needlepoint. She also has been doing puzzles. This is one of the toughest ones she has attempted. It seems simple because it's only 9 pieces.

But all of the animals have to match. She started on it back in SD last year, then put it away. We discovered it again when we were reorganizing the cabinets in the coach, so she started on it again. Hours later she succeeded!

What's funny is that she tried another one and finished it in about 10 minutes. She's also become a Sudoku addict, working on the puzzles daily from the local newspaper.

With Lois here we start working our plan. Our first place to visit is Hurricane Ridge, one of the highlights of the Park.

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