These two photos are from our trip yesterday to Jewel Basin. I’ve been wanting to take you to Jewel Basin for years. Finally the spur of watching the Olympics was just the kick in the pants I needed. Something about watching other people exercising from my easy chair kicked back eating a bag of chips. Watching athletes digging deep striving for their Olympic best riding the rapids, swimming, gymnastics, bicycling in the rain pretty impressive stuff. It’s hard not to feel a bit like a Sloth with the easy chair reclined back chirping” hand me that a bag of chips will you?” Saturday Navar said to me ” Hey let’s go for a hike sometime?” Sunday I thought today’s a good day so I said to him ” Let’s go for a hike in Jewel Basin!” It was nice to get out and about and away from the TV. My backs been a little off probably from sitting in the easy chair. I was surprised at how long the winding road was to get there. The slow walk up the gentle incline seeing folks of all ages coming down the hill. Some young girls probably in their early twenties with giant back packs literally running down the hill. We asked them how long they had been camping? Two days and they were on their way to have a nice breakfast at Echo Lake restaurant. I know the feeling of having a heavy pack on your back after camping for a few days being close to the parking lot and the joy welling up inside with the anticipation of seeing the car. I was grateful that we were hiking just for the day. It was a slow meandering hike as I kept stopping to look at wild flowers setting my lens on macro. I’m grateful that we got out and about now I can relax and watch more of the Olympics. ” Can you please pass the chips?” One last thought since we are on the topic of the Olympics. The opening ceremony I would have loved it if the Queen would have really jumped out of the helicopter with Bond can you imagine? I would have gone crazy watching the Queen floating down with her parachute open hitting her mark. Have you been watching the Olympics? If so what Olympic events do you like to watching the best? Or is it what the Olympics are still on?