Lots of stuff happening since my previous blog last January. Kim and me and the dogs (yes, that's dog with an "s". More later on that) have left the lux neighborhood of Tierrsanta and moved to the slums of Scripps Ranch. We were very fortunate to sell our house in T Town during what is generally known as a "down market" and buy a newer "right sized" home in SR. This is another way of saying that after the last couple years of market correction our retirement abode needed to be brought into balance with the realities of our updated income stream. Still another way of saying this is that the economy has kicked our butt.
OK, here is the deal on the dogs. All of you know about Bob the wonder dog who is still going strong at age 13. Here is a pic of Bob:
My most recent great adventure just happened this past weekend when with my little brother Denny, my friend John Edwards, and his son Russell, we hiked/climbed Mt. Whitney. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Whitney For those of you non-Californians, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states at 14,505'. From the trail head at Whitney Portal at 8,370' it is 11 miles to the summit. What makes it even more fun it is also coincidentally 11 miles back down for a total round trip of 22 miles and around 6,600' of vertical to negotiate.
|The boys on top!|
|Russell has entirely too much energy at 14.5'k|