1. The crisp, blue late morning and early afternoon made for a perfect picture taking outing to Lane County's Armitage Park. I'll post some of my pictures later.
2. Skye and Melanie and I had batted around the idea of getting together some time for a beer or two, and today it happened. We met at the North Bank. Time flew by. For starters, I really enjoyed having a couple of those memory drenched Rubinators (ah, mmm, Edgefield), two pints of Ruby Ale mixed with Terminator Stout. Our conversations about family, photography, smoking cigs, politics, boxing, school, religion, and a host of other things was scintillating and I was sorry that I had a pending engagement that broke up our time together.
3. The Hockleys invited the Adult Education Committee to their home for a dinner to honor Carolyn Gate's years of service on the committee and her work as our committee chair. The dinner was superb: chicken, green beans, roasted root vegetables, salad, bread, wine, apple crisp, and tea. Even better was our far-ranging conversations about everything from hip replacements to movies to the world of education to driving in New Zealand.
I don't know if you've noticed, but this makes four great around the table conversations in the last two days. It's invigorating.