I have a nice deck and shade but best of all I have a great view of the lake and a nice trail down the hill to an overlook. We can't reach the lake from here but there is a paved walking trail near the other side of the lake that I will walk to this afternoon.
Took a ride by the beach on the way back from the office and it is not very big. In fact, there was a large family that had pretty much taken over the pavilion and beach area so I turned around and went to my new site. I'll return this afternoon when hopefully it is empty. It appears that there are still many children here and it is after check out time. Don't these kids ever go to school? Hello? Tomorrow is Monday.
I haven't sat outside to read in a long time so today I promised Xi that we would do just that and look out at our great view and enjoy the outdoors on our nice shaded deck.
And we did.
View from our door.
Our path to the lake.
Late this afternoon we took a walk to the beach. It's very small and we didn't stay long as there was a family wading in the water with a screaming moma yelling at the kids.
It has one picnic table.
She was thirsty.
We headed for the paved trails that ran along the lake.
Xi took the lead.
Beautiful little walking bridge.
We came to a place on the trail where there was a clearing and Xi Shi took off. I followed her but pulled her back as she was trying to get down to the lake. It was a steep grade and I didn't think I could climb back up it. But I felt sorry for her so I went down. No problem climbing back up.
She looked at me and I knew that look meant, "Come on in."
She chased the little waves that came in.
And after playing for awhile...
She plopped down on her belly and sighed. It was as if she were saying, "Finally, I can play on a beach and feel the cool sand on my belly."
A fantastic ending to a great day.