Lenin’s sister Leah and husband Jeff hosted the annual neighborhood party.dsc04063Applying gold glitter whenever possible:dsc04070Super Mario Baby did NOT want to wear a hat.dsc04081Carson wanted so much to touch Cameron’s pink nose.dsc04074dsc04080Thais said people didn’t know who she was for Halloween. Do you? You must be very current in pop culture to know. She was a Pokemon trainer (with baby backpack).dsc04061After the party, we walked around the neighborhood to trick or treat. Actually, the adults walked and the kids ran crazily from lighted doorstep to lighted doorstep. It was hilarious to watch Avery’s dinosaur tail bouncing along behind him.

Thursday at Merrilyn’s

Always a fun get-together with delicious treats. Tiny Reuben sandwiches, Endive with goat cheese/orange/walnuts/sweet balsamic reduction, and Jalapeno jelly over whipped cream cheese. dsc04027Dessert! Brownies with Moose Tracks ice cream. Oh my!dsc04028dsc04033

American River Bike Trail

Thank you Phyl for driving us to Beal’s Point in Folsom.dsc03988dsc03990The lake side of the Lake Natoma dam:dsc03996The trail down to a prime salmon fishing site. The fishermen were standing side-by-side:dsc03997dsc03998dsc04000This was a great ride all the way to Phyl’s house with a detour for coffee at Bella Bru. Miles = 37!

Riding the Silverado Trail

Billie from Roanoke VA arrived yesterday. dsc03965Today we drove to Calistoga and rode one of the routes from the Breathe Bike Trek.dsc03969The weather was perfect.dsc03972The leaves are beginning to turn color.dsc03979All the good grapes have been harvested with smaller clusters left behind.dsc03976Miles = 30. The Silverado Trail has long stretches of riding with no stop signs or lights, a wide bike lane, and less traffic than the main road through the Napa Valley – therefore Billie put today’s ride on her list of Top 5 Rides. fullsizerenderfullsizerender-2