Family Divided…

…but not in a bad way! Guys enjoying their time and the gals enjoying their time.

On Saturday the guys were headed to a local shooting range to sight in their rifles for a family hunting trip in October so Katie and I decided to try out a hike close to us, the Redmond Watershed, that you can link to here. Since we didn’t have bear repellent we did a lot of talking and singing along the paths we walked on.

I wouldn’t mind having a bench like this.

There were trails that were open to horses, bicycles and walkers and then some that were only open to walkers.

We marveled that we could have a hike/walk like this in the middle of a city. It was a very pleasant area with level paths and a few elevations that were very easy to navigate. We put in over 10,000 steps and could have gone farther if my lower back wasn’t fussing at me from all the vacuuming and cleaning Dear and I had accomplished the days previous. We enjoyed lunch together and a trip to a Farmer’s Market in Redmond before coming to the hungry aid of our guys with a drive through order from Chick Fil-A.

Saturday was another smokey day here after several clear days. Today Sunday, we are promised rain and more rain and we are happy for this forecast for all the fires that are still raging. After church we did a quick mowing of the lawn to pick up all the pear and apple tree leaves that have fallen. We wanted a clean lawn for the rain. As I look out the window now I’m now seeing the rain fall and for that I am thankful.

Hope you all had a good weekend.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “Family Divided…

  1. What a perfectly wonderful place for a walk! Sounds like a fun day for everybody. I see that Katie has gone with her love for 💜 Looks cute! Trusting that a bit of icing and putting your feet up will take care of the lower back that is “fussing.”

  2. It is raining a little bit here in Eugene too — and I am hoping for more and harder! (And feeling sort of guilty for all the times in the past when i complained about rain). It’s good to have ‘girl time’ and ‘male bonding’ sometimes!!

  3. I bet the temps were cool in that forest. It’s beautiful. And yes so thankful for the rain! They say our winter is expected to be colder and wetter than normal this year. Won’t that be fun?! 🙂

  4. Mr. Decor and I often take separate vacations. He just got back from a 3-day golfing escape with friends. A family divided is a good base for a happy reunion. Loved hearing about your hike and sharing such lovely images.
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. The last chance for a hike before the rain! My husband and I had a last day at the beach before rain in Ocean Shores with our daughter, her husband and our grandkids. Now pour!

  6. That is pretty amazing that you were able to take a hike like that in a city! Sounds like a place to go again.

    Hope your back quiets down. Nice to have an excuse to sit peacefully and listen to the rain.

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