Parque Natural Mexiquillo



Other than having to be at the hospital at O dark thirty, my cataract surgery went smoothly. I will now have 20/20 vision in both eyes.
In between medical appointments, I decided to tackle my old MacBook. The track pad went out. I ordered a replacement from and followed their excellent online step by step instructions. Every thing went smoothly until it was time to reinstall the six very small screws that hold the track pad in place. They are a royal bitch to get started. But I suppressed the urge to slam it into a wall, took a deep breath and persevered. SUCCESS :-)

It's alive


Good to Go

Dr. Falk spent the morning checking out my eye and determining what size lens he needs to implant. He did a great job on my right eye last spring and I am looking forward to having my left one done. Surgery is next Tuesday at O dark thirty.


Tale of Woe

I have not posted because my computer refused to connect with my hot spot. I got messages like "Wifi hardware not installed". Numerous restarts and running diagnostics was fruitless. Finally I reached civilization, my brothers place in Headsburg, and I made an appointment at the genius bar in Santa Rosa. You know what happened next. My computer was soooo intimidated by the geniuses, it hooked right up to the Apple store wifi. Ms. Genius ran diagnostics and found nothing wrong. Back at my brothers and no longer cowed into submission, IT felt free to display yet again the non functioning X in the wifi icon .

So here are the photos that I have not been able to post.

Winchester Bay marina (map) $15 night

803 pounds of fresh salmon. One of many bins off loaded

Boondocked south of Humbug Mt. (map)

Can you say, Higher Gas Prices forthcoming
Gold Bluff Beach

Gold Bluff Beach Campground. (map) $17.50 night 

Large herds of Roosevelt Elk inhabit the area

At the mouth of the Navarro River

Taking a walk in the vineyards encompassing my brothers home

Judith and my sister-in-law Ann sampling the Zinfandel grapes
These grapes are so sweet. They make you want to
swear off table grapes forever.


Meandering South

Fall is in the air and I am making a leisurely trip down the gorgeous west coast. The weather is grand and the vistas stunning.

Note all the fishing boats at the river's mouth.
Salmon season is in full swing. 

Heceta Head Lighthouse

There are very few boondocking spots on the coast, but go inland and there are many lovely spots like this one. (44.09631, -124.07039)