Friday, April 28, 2017

Busy Life

Life is busy right now.  I am still visiting my daughter and will be here several more days.  Even when I'm out of my usual routine, I try to focus on what has blessed me during the past week and share it with Friday Fave Fives.

1.  So many hours with my daughter and and The New Boy.  We take the dog for a walk in the neighborhood every evening.  A couple of days my daughter has taken vacation hours from work.  I treasure these times of making memories.

2.  I don't really know the area where my daughter lives, so one day I borrowed her car and just drove around on the town and country roads.  I wandered, got lost a bit, and had so much fun exploring and even 'found' a nature reserve where we can take Mollie the dog for an outing.

3.  A new to me friend (who knows both of my girls) invited me to hike with her. We took the dogs and enjoyed getting to know each other.  She's from Southern California, so we have many similar memories. (Can you say 'the traffic on LA freeways?')  Of course, we had to take a selfie!

And a photo of the dogs

4.  I have to make the place we hiked a separate fave.  I have been to Blackhand Gorge before with my daughter in the summer, so I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the area in the spring.  We walked two of the three trails and the dogs were in puppy heaven.  Isn't it a beautiful area?

the old canal waterway

tunnel blasted out by workers on the canal in the 1930s

In several places, workers carved their names and the date in the walls.

5.  Morning coffee with my girl.  Usually, we get it at River Road Coffee House, an independent coffee place which also has the world's best cinnamon rolls.

Short and to the point this week.  Have a blessed weekend!


collettakay said...

Glad you are enjoying your time the your daughter! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by :)


Karen said...

How nice for you to be spending time with your daughter. Enjoy every minute! And that looks like a really fun place to hike.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monica said...

Sounds like a wonderful week! :)
Congrats on the new Baby Boy!

Barbara H. said...

What a lovely time! Glad you had some time with your grandson, daughter, and even a new friend. That area looks lovely.

ellen b said...

That really does look like a great place to hike about. Glad you found a So.Cal. friend to walk with. I'm sure new boy is enjoying your time there as well as daughter.
Enjoy the rest of your time!

Faith said...

OOOOH...that gorge and the trails look like my kind of place to explore! Thanks for including a link to it!! I had fun exploring online :)

How fun to make memories with your daughter, her son, your new friend and the puppies. I hope you continue to have an awesome visit.

Enjoy the weekend!

snoopydogknits said...

What great Spring photos! Lovely pics of you and your friend and the dogs! X

Kari said...

lucky you to be spending time with your daughter and making new friends.

Being outdoors is so good for the soul. lovely photos and the engraved names, nice touch.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks so green and warm there! I'm glad you're able to help your daughter and found a new friend to walk with!

Jocelyn said...

So beautiful! I'm so glad you're getting such a long lovely visit with your daughter - thanks for taking time to share all of these favorites with us :)

Tracy said...

Such blessings...time with family, animals and natures... LOVED seeing/hearing these moments you've been savoring lately, Willow! :) Happy Days, and Happy Travels! ((HUGS))