Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Challenges & Opportunities

Life has gotten a little more complicated this month.  I took on eBird’s challenge to turn in 100 observation lists during the month of May, which puts my name into a lottery for a new pair of binoculars.  What that means is that I have to average three observation lists a day, every day, for the month. Turns out to be not a small task. 

Jeanette, on the other hand, accepted an opportunity to hike a 40 mile section of the Rogue River Trail with a group of ladies, which includes my sisters Susan, and Rachel and my daughter Lisa. What this means for Jeanette is that she needs to be putting some miles on feet and legs every day in training.

We managed to both work on our goals together Monday with a trip to Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area, where I birded and Jeanette hiked.  We were something like the old tail of the Turtle & the Hare.  I was the turtle as I crawled along the trail listening and looking, noting and photographing every bird I could find, while Jeanette tripped off down the trail ahead of me rabbit style making several laps around the park burning up the miles.   Should be an interesting month as we both encourage each other to accomplish our goals.


  1. Sounds like fun! Best of luck to you both!

    1. Donaldsville LarryMay 8, 2014 at 6:13 AM

      I'm with you, Patty. Togetherness, at least in the same park!

  2. Good luck on both your goals.