July 3, 2014
After breakfast we joined Mary on her morning dog walking trek. There is a myriad of trails at Ski Hill, used for hiking and mountain biking at this time of year, and for cross country skiing in snow season. As well, there is downhill skiing with rope tows to get you to the top of the slopes. Also, there are ski jumps, the smaller of which Mary has had thoughts she would do one year -- which year is yet to be determined, and the dream, she says, becomes dimmer with time ;'-)
|Sisters at the start of our walk|
|Discussing sisterly things|
|Mary tells me to be sure that she empties her pockets before I take her photo, especially from behind!|
We reached the ski hills and the entrance to the venue for "Sound of Music", and Susan gave us a rendition of dancing with the hills that are alive with music.
|Not the actual stage or setting, but we are in the hills. Julie Andrews has nothing over Susan.|
|Swing time overlooking the ski slopes.|
I am thrilled that Susan got tickets for the show for Friday night (the 4th). I have been wanting to go to this for years of coming here, and finally we will. It is opening night and they have plenty of available tickets.
We wandered home and decided to go into town for a bit. I biked to meet Susan at Mary's condo (about 2.5 miles away!). Susan had to hit her normal haunts (outdoor stores) to be sure she does not miss a potential sale of something. After relaxing (some more) and reading, it was time to head back for our planned dinner outing. We took Mary and Phil to dinner in Cashmere to a place we had discovered on a bike trip while here years ago. It has different owners and a different name, but remains a great place for a steak!
|Riding back to the house I couldn't resist this sign|
There was "discussion" of whether having "share the road" signs are necessary or helpful. Shouldn't it be natural and a no brainer to share the road with other vehicles and pedestrians, and for those who do not naturally do it, do these signs actually do anythng to change that behavior? I guess my place in this debate is that the signs serve as a reminder for some and news for others that there are these modes of transportation on these particular roads, and to be aware of those that may not be in clear sight. Kind of a wake up and look around you rather than blissfully thinking the road is yours alone as a car driver. There are more and more cars and more and more cyclists and other users on the road than there were years ago when time and speed were slower and more relaxed. So I like the signs being there.
Once home, Susan and Phil tried some kite flying.
|Susan gets the kite in the air.|
Thus ended another fine day of shared time and activity as well as relaxation and quiet time.