I’m headed home after a wonderful weekend with two lovely ladies that I wish I had kept in closer touch with over the years. But, thankfully, we picked up where we left off – and then some. It was a really great visit. I’m looking forward to all the others. 🙂
Today was another lovely day in Palm Desert. Irene and I took a long walk this morning and found two geocaches along the way. We all had massages this afternoon and then grabbed a bite to eat while watching the end of the Seahawks game at a restaurant nearby. We won!
Back at the house we did our best to finish off all the food and wine we had bought for the long weekend. We stayed in the hot tub again looking at the moon and stars til we were pruned.
We also face timed with Keeto, a first for both of us. Goodnight birdie!
I’ve met up with Irene and Linda, two girlfriends from high school, in Palm Desert for the weekend. We are having fun catching up on three decades of our lives while enjoying this beautiful oasis.
This is the view from our patio. Lucky us. This is looking east across the Coachella Valley towards the Little San Bernardino Mountain range.
It took four and a half years, but yesterday I spectacularly broke the screen on my phone (heavy sigh). Interestingly, the touch screen capability still works. I have it in a baggie, so that I am able to use it without cutting my fingers, until I can get to the Apple Store.
This was addressed to me, in the mail yesterday…
… and Monte got one addressed to him for cremation services. I guess we are in a new demographic.
We enjoyed a lovely Sunday and Monday on the lake. We met up with Marty & Sue and floated in the marina, then set anchor in the cove. It was a perfect holiday weekend.
We made it home with plenty of time to clean up, eat dinner, visit with birdies, and participate in my fantasy football league’s draft for this season. It’s ON!
We are back home in Austin. A lovely place to be. For the last 2 days, though, the power has been out at the house.
I’m no expert, but I’m gonna say that maybe that is the problem, and a hopefully quick fix.
We’ve wandered a bit and saw some interesting things today.
Of course, we bought some.
And I took some pictures of the amazing display in the sky above…
ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/30 sec
ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/800 sec
ISO 200, f/8, 1/5000 sec
It was an incredibly amazing experience. I’m looking forward to the next one in Austin on April 8, 2024!
It’s been busy here for the last month or so. We had several nieces under our roof and at the lake with us this past week, which was a joy for me. Good visits, good fun and lots of laughs were had. But they are now back in their respective places living their exciting young lives. As for me, I’m committed to relaxing for the rest of this week. Last night I joined some friends for girls’ night out at Alcomar in south Austin. I enjoyed it.
PROs: Tasty tapa-ish seafood dishes. Happy hour from 3-6pm every day. And their own parking lot on S 1st!
CONs: wine not included in happy hour.
Whew! We had a doozie of a party last night to celebrate Dave’s birthday and Jake’s graduation. Fun times. 🙂
Today I am throwing off the bowlines and sailing away from the most recent, and longest, phase of my life – the full-time career phase, that is. I’m ready. I am going to take my time charting the next phase. I can’t wait to see where it takes me!