"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, July 10, 2017

It's Awww Monday! July 10, 2017

Every summer we look forward to meeting up
with PCT hikers and hosting them while they
are in town. This year we have teamed up with
a good friend who is a CHP and gets calls from
PCT hikers needing rides or extra help. That's
where we get to play- last weekend we hosted a
woman from Germany who needed to recuperate
from heat exhaustion. This weekend we hosted 
"Beanpole "and "Clementine" for one night and
got Clementine on the Greyhound bus for Portland
 and afterwards dropped Beanpole off at the trail head.     
Meanwhile, our friend called us with yet another
hiker needing help as she had injured her toe
and needed a home stay for about 5 days.
Lauren will be here until Saturday when her
dad will fly in from Ohio to hike with her for
a few weeks. Her stay was well timed as she got
to meet some of our great neighbors who
were over for a potluck dinner. 
Lauren is at the very end of the table on the left. 

It was an Awwwsome evening!

Hammock time for Edward and Christopher
This morning's visitors while I was watering... 
the two fawns off in the distance as they
aren't too sure of me.
Have a lovely Awww Monday!
Thanks Sandee!


  1. That's really nice you host hikers in need.

  2. You two are very nice people. We already knew that though. I was telling hubby what you were doing for the hikers. Excellent and Aww too.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. Big hug to you and Russell and tons of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  3. What a great way to meet interesting people

  4. I agree with above it looked like fun too I enjoyed your photos :-)

    Have a hiketastic day :-)

  5. It's quite admirable of you to open your home to these injured hikers.

  6. Very kind of you to host people in need, and the fact that the deer visit often makes me want to live where you do!

  7. Hello... Nice to Meet You.. :D

  8. that is so sweet of you to do that! Looks like a fun time! catchatwithcarenandcody

  9. I read that book, Wild about the PCT and enjoyed it a lot. I just can't imagine trying to hike the trail though. How cool for you to be able to help out the differetn hikers. I bet they have some great stories. Loved seeing the deer.

  10. I have read books of people on the trails getting help from trail angels. That is so sweet of you to help.


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