Monday, September 28, 2009

Olive Dell Ranch - May 31, 2009

On May 31, 2009, PJ had to stay in Redlands to sew a costume for her grandson, so I drove up to Olive Dell alone to lead the freehike. June gloom has definitely hit, and it was very overcast. That’s probably why only Dave showed up. Still, we enjoyed a nice freehike together. We saw a beautiful purple boa along the way, a huge owl, five donkeys, and several rabbits.

After the freehike I watered the garden (the rabbits ate many of our flowers) and enjoyed watching the birds (Gold finches now completely cover the seed sock most of the time.)
Then I got another tennis lesson from Dave. Craig came down again, and we enjoyed playing a game of skinny tennis.

Afterwards, while I was creating a new garden in front of our trailer, Idaho Julie drove up. It was great to see her. She is probably getting a place for her parents at Olive Dell. They had snowbirded at Glen Eden a year ago and now totally miss living at a resort, but at Glen Eden it’s too difficult to find a permanent site. If she finds her parents a spot at Olive Dell we’ll see her and Gerry a lot more often.

A little while later Craig & Kelly and Homer & Ruth (residents) came by to see the progress on our garden. I took them on a short naked walking tour. It’s so interesting to unconsciously meet and visit with friends while naked. I talked with Julie about living at a resort, and how wonderful and natural it is to never have wear uncomfortable clothes. Her laundry is now mostly towels. And if outside family and friends won’t come visit – oh well – life is too short to miss the joys of living as you really are. Later, after answering a few emails, I dressed and drove back to our textile residence to meet up with PJ for dinner (my first meal all day). She’s nearly through with the costume. I missed enjoying the resort with her on this last day of May. Probably we’ll enjoy some time together at Olive Dell tomorrow.

Here is a link to a few photos of our visits during May:

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