Two things have happened since my last post: today's Senior Trailblazers hike up to Oyster Dome (my first time), and my birthday yesterday. Today, Oyster Dome, and maybe tomorrow my birthday, which deserves a post all to itself, it was such a wonderful day.
All in all, it was a wonderful day, but I must say that I could not have done this hike without my trekking poles, which saved my knees on the painful descent. My knees don't feel like they would appreciate doing this again today, but I learned that in the not-so-distant past, Mike went up and down this trek THREE TIMES in one day! He's a little older and wiser now, but I can tell you that, for me, once was enough!