About two hours to get there, and two hours back, but my three hours of rambling around Banning State Park were delicious. I LOVE my new camera--the zoom let me get shots of a garter snake, chipmunks, and part of a fisher who were far from fearless. And the fall colors were splendid in places--the drive up was a treat just for the ogling. I've uploaded a bunch of photos here for those interested. The more grateful because Sunday was wet, rainy, and clammy.
Sunday was amusing in the wry sense of the word. I'd wanted to make much more progress on chapter 27 than I did...when I got myself set for a morning writing session was when my computer told me it was time for its once-every-three-months defrag (I seem to recall this happening the last time!) Then...early in the afternoon I suddenly started a running nose and that coming-down-sick feeling, so lost some time just taking a nap in hopes of warding it off. Despite those hurdles, I am grateful that I *did* make some writing progress, and that I got a lot more done this weekend in terms of boring catch-up tasks than I could have hoped for, considering I got essentially nothing accomplished Saturday. Hurrah for progress!