Day to day life as a retiree, dedicated runner, avid gardener, reader, and a fearless cook.
Friday, March 13, 2015
A Gap Day
Today was a gap day in our road trip. To start off our day we took a walk/run along toward Clam Beach, lots of other runners and walkers were out on the trail. I passed some magnificent horse ranches right on the bluff above the beach. Lots of pastures were filled with daffodils. They must not taste good because horses chomped grass all around them, leaving the daffodils to grow freely. Pussy willows were blooming on tall bushes along the trail reminding me of teaching the 'Pussy Willow' poem by Aileen Fischer to so many kindergarteners. Then after breakfast we took Irene, our hostess' suggestion and took the scenic drive between Trinadad and Westhaven-Moonstone Beach. Breathtaking views at every turn of the narrow, sometimes rugged road, that ran along the bluff. Lunch at Los Bagels in the laid back hippie town of Arcata ended a perfect spring day in Humboldt County.
My blog's title originated in July 2004 as I was preparing to send my then 16 year old daughter to Annecy, France as an exchange student. It was to be a 10 and 1/2 month separation that I was sure I could not endure. BUT, thanks to the internet and blogging I survived her adventures outside of our 'nest'. Once she returned, I thought of changing the title but realized that 10 and 1/2 Months was a fitting description of the cycle of my teaching life too. Now that I am retired the days and months have much less structure but the title remains out of nostalgia for my teaching days.