Sunday, February 17, 2013
Road Trip Retrospective
our favorite fossil walk. On this day we saw fossils we hadn't seen before and this wonderful little bouncy Spotted Sandpiper.
Yellow-billed Magpie. They have a very narrow range in California, and they exist nowhere else in the world. They are a reliable sight at this particular rest-stop, so, we sip our tea and munch on toast, while we watch them.
The purpose of the journey was to spend two days with my mom. She has been living in the assisted-living facility since July, and in many ways it has enriched her life. She's in a reading group. She plays Mah Jongg. She has made new friends and never eats alone anymore. All good, all good. My mother is a remarkable 87-year old. She has incredible presence. She is engaged with the world. She reads a newspaper everyday and never turns the TV on. She is an amazing role model, and I feel lucky. We are glad to have made the trip, even if it did kick our aging butts!
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