Monday was President's Day, a holiday for Matthew!
We got up at a decent hour, instead of barely still morning =), ate a hearty breakfast and headed out 41 to Cerro Alto.
|Gotta love selfies!|
|This is part way up, you can kinda see 41 going through the middle of the picture|
around that range, and then the road back to Cerro Alto follows the valley towards
|Slightly hazy, but this is Morro Rock from the summit.|
|So pretty up there!|
|This is the same direction as the one taken part way up, looking towards 41 (goes from A-town to Morro Bay) and then|
the road to the base of Cerro Alto
|There were a bunch of college boys up there being noisey so we didn't stay long. But this ridge caught our attention|
and we saw that there was a trail heading out along it.... so....
|We ventured over there!|
|Quite a narrow ridge.|
|Looking back at Cerro Alto.|
|You can see just the edge of Morro Rock in the right of this picture. Mostly it is behind the rock in the foreground.|
|Looking over the other side is this peaceful valley.|
I want to live here! There is a small hill in the middle
where the house is nestled, and you'd HAVE to have a horse!
|Here's my handsome fellow explorer! Great fun to be able to spend a day with him|
out in God's awesome creation.
|And here is me.|
|Kind of distorted, but gives you somewhat of a feel for it. Notice the trail/road at the base of this ridge....|
|Road reached! Looking back up at the ridge where we came from.|
|This is a silly picture, but the only one I have of the evening!|
Dinner was delicious, then we went to Starbucks for tea/coffee and chatting.
On Tuesday, Vanessa-mom had a party for me with Grandma Pauls, Aunt Pam, Aunt Kris, and Cherisa, and Hailey! She was so cute all dressed up in her purple outfit. It was fun to visit and be with them!
On Wednesday, Lynn and Annie had put together a b-day party for me at Brenda Swift's. The young married girls and mothers were invited, as well as Mom and Aunt Carol. Many thanks to these three who watched the kids in the back yard while the young mothers got to eat in peace with the rest of us! Then we all went outside and enjoyed the beautiful afternoon for awhile. Thank you all so much! It was great to be with everyone.
|And me, 23 years!, with one of the flower arrangements they gave me.|
|Yesterday I started reading "The Winning of Barbara Worth". Thought this quote was interesting.|
|And I attempted to load pictures but it gave me issues! |
Finally I left it be and Matthew fixed in 2 minutes when he got home!
Also, Sarah Beth borrowed Matthew's camera to take pictures of Hailey. There are some really cute ones, of course!, and she was kind enough to leave them on the card. BUT I haven't tried loading those yet! When they do get loaded, she's given me permission to share them with you all!
So now I need to skeddadle and get ready to go grocery shopping with Mom to get a few things for this weekend and get started on next week. Hope everyone is well, trusting in the Lord, and therefore resting in His peace and love!
P.S. Ryan and Paige are super excited about expecting their first baby, due to arrive in August!
And Greg and Tamee are looking forward to welcoming their third child in September!