Let’s start with the big exciting news…America very kindly extended our visas for a few more years so we get to live here a little longer. Thank you so much, America. We are so grateful!!!
We have had a fantastic time so far with the parents! This weekend, we spent four days in one of my favourite parts of California, Apple Hill in the Sierra Foothills! We rented log cabins at the KOA and it was just lovely to hang out outside in the warm evenings with a bottle of chilled wine, the parents and the bugs.
I’d done some running in the week, including 9 miles on Thursday morning, but I managed to squeeze a run in whilst we were up there. The Husband came with me, which was a treat. I’d spoken to the lady in reception about the best places to run and she advised me to run along the old railway track that runs between Sacramento and Placerville. She assured me that trains no longer run and the line is being turned into a trail.
Despite her assurances, the Husband and I felt very naughty and also a little edgy running along the track the next morning. Everything in us screamed that this was an unwise move. But the line was truly derelict so we ran in peace. It was easy and beautiful on a summer morning before the temperatures soared up! 5.5 miles in 51 mins at a 9.11 pace!
The rest of the time, we basically ate, drank wine and stayed in as much water as possible to keep ourselves cool as it got up to 96F/35 C!
The parents leave on Friday. For the sake of my waistline and my fitness levels (one increasing, the other decreasing in the wrong directions), I will let them go…but it’s going to be grim at the airport! I am so happy having them here.