Theatre Outing -
On July 21st, several of us from Fair Oaks EcoHousing had a lovely dinner at
the Fair Oaks Brew Pub, followed by
pleasant evening outdoors at the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, watching an imaginative production of
Reefer Madness. We are looking forward to attending the next production,
The Tom Rigney Festival at the Fair Oaks Village Park was a blast. There were 5 of us from FOEH, Marty, Gina, Alan, Michelle, and Al. It was every bit as good as last year. Unfortunately we were so busy dancing that we didn't take pictures. I can't wait till next year. The place was packed.
Visiting the Bard -
I escaped the summer heat with a group of friends in a trip to Ashland, OR to spend a long weekend at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. There is nothing like seeing 5 shows in 3 days of just incredible acting and design, interspersed with meals in bucolic settings along the Ashland Creek and Lithia Park overseen by the Siskiyou mountains. What a way to decompress!
Having fun in Croatia -
Subhash and I took a tour of Croatia in June, which also included brief visits to Bosnia & Montenegro. Afterwards, we went to Italy, the region of Chianti, for a family wedding. Both legs of the trip were wonderful -- great sights, delicious food, friendly people.
Traveling in Europe -
This June, I spent ten days in Germany and then went on a Rick Steve's "Best of Eastern Europe" tour with my two daughters, Sarah and Holly, and my oldest granddaughter, Shiloh. Every country was beautiful, but Croatia's Plitvice National Park was an outdoor lover's dream. I honestly can't wait to start traveling with some fellow co-housers, too.
I plan to be one of those senior citizens who keeps moving for as long as possible.
Many Adventures -
In the last year I've traveled to New York City with a friend to see some great theater and to my sister's home in Oregon to view the total solar eclipse. I'm looking forward to an October trip to Europe for a two week river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and hope that my new co-housing neighbors will be be able to join me on future trips like these and get me motivated to camp and kayak right here in northern California.