Yet another drizzly Friday April 5 did not stop 16 members of the “Finding Female Friends over 50” MeetUp group to meet near Spinster Sisters restaurant for the First Friday ArtWalk at South of A Street galleries. The rain washed out the expected live music and the food trucks, but we met artists Lorna and Linda and Carole Watanabe who gave me a copy of her book! Great fun!
From the left: Phyllis, John, Wendy, Becky, Bob Martin, Ellie. Small group because of the 1300′ elevation gain.
We reached it through the Mt. Hood trail head up long windy Los Alamos road, climbed some fences for a shortcut through some private property that separated the two parks.
Enjoyed a great oyster barbeque by Jill Butler and her husband Jim Wilson as a thank you to the WIMP team that created a web page for Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group. Teammates Jake Spurlock and Ben Grace brought their families and I made friends with Jake’s three-and-a-half year old Hailey (center). Her brother Rushton is in the green shirt (green is his favorite color) and Ben’s son James is in red. I put them in the garden cart and dragged it over the gophers holes to give them a bumpy ride. So much fun!
It was a beautiful Sunday and the lupine spread like a blue carpet on the verdant Foothill Regional Park. Even Howard enjoyed it!
We had just moved to Puerto Rico and everything seemed a little strange. Peggy was a tiny baby, just two months old and I had just turned 6 one week before when I got the cowgirl boots. It was a strange Christmas because it wasn’t cold. I got a Hopalong Cassidy cowgirl outfit for Christmas and I loved it so much, especially the boots! I ran to the playground to show it off to my friend who also had a new cowgirl outfit and hers was different. Her skirt has a fringe and I think she had fringed gloves. We are each are missing a front tooth. True friendship forever. (I don’t remember her name…)