Simple things that stir ideas, awe, and gratitude.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Places and memories
Certain places evoked memories of friendship. We have friends from Germany whose wedding anniversary almost coincides with ours. 3 years ago we visited together Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. Cheri and I attempted to walk the Narrows in Zion National Park but did not reach the end. Cheri had a healing fracture of the right arm and on a sling and became too tired in the freezing waters of Virgin River. We had to go back. Our friends did not want to walk the freezing waters.
Bryce Canyon had all the splendor of a fairy land in June. Queen Graden's Trail offered an easy promenade even for Cheri.
We did not miss the Grand Canyon. The awe and grandeur of the place always remain.
At another time our friends from Oregon visited Napa Valley and we viewed an orchid festival in San Francisco. Golden Gate Bridge appeared splendid even in a misty afternoon.