My new pup, Scout

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, 2015

Last year, I thought they looked so happy and free, frolicking with each other off-leash. This year, I am a cranky old lady.

Are we having fun yet?

I’ve been running on the fear that I will have Regrets in my old age because way back when I was a kid, my mother planted the idea in my head that I should be a writer. THANKS, MOM.

Lois

Fear of the unknown

Then you open it and realize it’s an invitation. Oh, no! I might have to go somewhere I’ve never been to meet someone I don’t know!

Photo credit: Stephen Depolo

Apple pie

It was a tough choice — possible detection, boob embarrassment, or no apple pie.

Lake Murray, La Mesa, CA

Square one

I could make the trip on my bare-bones budget but it would mean skipping all the fun stuff, like visiting friends, eating out, and exploring. And isn’t that the point?

Pine Creek Trailhead

Heading out again

I inhaled the intoxicating fragrance of sun-warmed pine needles mixed with sage, listened to the quiet, and I knew:

This is still my special place.

sailboats

I Like to Watch

Everyone, it seems, is out to cram as much fun as possible into the weekend.

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