We have taken many walks around the lake.
We shopped for persimmons at Berkeley Bowl.
We took night walks to see our neighbors decorations.
We have been admiring all the changing leaves.
We went on picnics with our friends so the two Emmas could play.
We found sweet freedom in being able to wander out of doors again. Weeks of heat and toxic air from smoke led me to fear the worst for our future. We are accustomed to social distancing practices from the pandemic but to not be able to open a window and breathe the air was too much. We needed this respite to stretch our legs again.
We borrowed a car from a friend for a few days to have some mini adventures. It was nice to go a bit further, shop at different places and breathe in the fresh air.
In addition to visiting Caesar Chavez park in Berkeley (photos in previous post), we hiked in Oakland and visited the shore in Alameda.