1. There is a new French(ish) cafe/coffee shop in town. The owner's grandmother is a close friend of ours. I met another friend there for afternoon coffee. Lovely place and lovely time.
2. Our Mom to Mom group had its monthly meeting this week. The speaker was a friend from church and wow! She hit the ball out of the park speaking on "How to Thrive in Your Parenting".
3, 4, 5. Three Bench Hike. Since it is Valentine's Day, we did something we enjoy doing together. We hiked four miles. First, it's a mile of mostly level trail in Hill Canyon. This is the first time we have been able to hike in Hill Canyon since the fire (Hill Fire) more than a year ago since the trail has been closed for repair.
Then, we chose the Western Plateau fork and up the side of the mountain. We called it the three bench hike because, well, we passed three benches at vista points. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful hike.
3. First Bench
First Bench View
4. Second Bench
You will notice that there is no view photo. That second bench is situated right on the edge of a precipitous straight down drop on a cliff. We sat on the bench, but I didn't venture anywhere near the edge to take a picture.
5. Third Bench
You can see the water treatment plant in Hill Canyon and that shows how high up in the hills we were.
The trail in the bottom right corner of the photo is the one mile trail we hiked near the creek in Hill Canyon.
We love to hike and it was a perfect way to spend the afternoon together.
Bonus: The lupine is blooming!