Susie is away on holiday with her mother this week. I know she is having fun, but I think part of the reason she takes these trips is to remind me how good it is to have her home, and also to show me what it is like when I'm away myself. She'll be home Thursday which is good news.
It has been unseasonably warm and clear here on the Oregon Coast. By Saturday I was ready to get out and go somewhere. But what to do?? A trip to the beach?? Naaaah. I fly kites all the time on the beach. So instead I decided to climb nearby Cascade Head.
The Headlands are now owned by the Nature Conservancy and are closed half the year as a butterfly reserve. The hike through the woods brings you out 1000 feet above the ocean. The Salmon River Estuary is below and in the distance, you can see Lincoln City and Devils Lake. Our home in the foothills is almost exactly at the left corner of the rok.
There was not a soul around up there, and not a breath of wind either. So I sat down, savored the scenery, and then took a nap.
My cell phone blasted me back to reality. Al Sparling and Bob Rymaszewski were calling from Wisconsin where they were test flying Bob's new custom Bear. Looks like they had a good day too!
With Thanksgiving coming at the end of the week, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell all of you how grateful Susie and I are for your support and friendship. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the world, to have many dear friends, to travel, and to spend our days doing something we genuinely enjoy.
My Thanksgiving wish is that all of you are similarly blessed.