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3 April 2017
Our decision for today was between going to San Francisco again, or going to see the redwoods, which Caroline had also expressed inerest in. However, over dinner last night, she admitted that what she would really do was to go on a hike up a hill to see a view. Since Davis is in the flatlands, the only "hill" we have here is the overpass with the only "view" of the traffic on I-80.
So I turned to Facebook for suggestions. What I thought I wrote, from my phone in the restaurant was: "Davis folk--our guest would like to do an hour hike to maybe somewhere with a view. Any suggestions? All I can think of is the overpass."
However, damn that auto correct that I didn't check. What actually posted was "Davis folk--our guest would like to do an hour hike to maybe somewhere with a. Jew. Any suggestions? All I can think of is the overpass."
By the time I got home, my original message had so many smartass comments that I just left them:
Well... where do the Jews like to hike these
days? (to which
John Lindner repied
Anywhere but the desert.
While we were deciding what to do today, first there was Caroline's morning chat with Polly.
Caroline just keeps talking to her, and Polly's tail wags a mile a minute, but she still has that "I don't really trust you" look on her face. I think Polly will miss her when she's gone.
Then we Skyped with Caroline's family.
The suggestion of Table Rock, outside Chico, was looking good, but Walt says it was a 2 hour drive to get there and he just didn't want to drive 4 hours so Caroline could hike for an hour. We took Sue Abdi Lincoln's suggestion of Lake Berryessa, which is nearby and it was perfect.
It took us a while to find a trailhead, but the drive through all this green was marvelous! It made me wish I could teleport my mother to the car while we were there already because she is so enamored by green things that she would love it--but not the long drive to get there.
I remember many years ago, when she still had all her marbles, when she pointed to a scene like this and remarked how amazing it was that there were so many different shades of green We certainly saw that today!
We finally found the trailhead and parked the car. Walt decided to hike with Caroline for a bit but when it got very steep, he (wisely, I think) decided to come back to the car. I spent the time sitting in the car, finally finishing my book. Caroline did the whole 5 miles and at the summit, she texted me, but since we had no service down in the valley, I didn't get her message until after we were driving home.
She was a happy camper. She found her mountain, her hike and her beautiful view. The weather was gorgeous and it was the perfect way to end her last day of touristing while in California.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
At the trailhead
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