In spite of my reluctance to attend, I did actually enjoy my time at the retreat. Everybody was nice to me even though I didn't know many of the folks. I had many opportunities to answer the "Do you have children?" question, and my brain is still functioning well enough to get that one right.
We had ample unscheduled time, so we got to do a little hiking. I saw two new birds, but was only able to identify the ruby-crowned kinglet. I also saw a large water bird, probably some kind of dark heron.
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