Remember me? Thought I’d forgotten all about you? Feeling lost, ignored, abandoned? All of the above?
Well, here I am! And, hear I am, too… Just to be punny. The last few months have been lots of fun for Bruce and I, and we count our blessings daily. We have traveled to beautiful and interesting places, met great people along the way, made new friends… Life is good! Enjoying the journey is the main thing. So, perhaps I’ll give you a kick start to energize the blogging juices… get em flowing again.
Our small world expands so much when we go to a different area. Leaving our home in the southeast for the desert southwest opened new horizons. Mountains, wide open expanses, amazing rock formations, ancient geology with petroglyphs telling the story … Truly mind opening.
We visited northern Arizona in the fall, and took in canyons (including the Grand), volcanic landscapes, cliff dwellings, and so much more. Learning as we go along and meeting great people make it so special. Between us we took over 3 thousand pictures in the 2 weeks we were there. Excessive perhaps, but hey… We like it. Miles of hiking trails were discovered and enjoyed.
Another trip to Northern California was equally heart and mind opening. Spending time in San Francisco is a big favorite for us, and becoming very comfortable. The Presidio, Marin county, Tony’s Pizza in North Beach, favorite bridge overlooks… love that town!
On to Bodego Bay, home of Hitchcock’s “The Birds”. The old schoolhouse looks the same, the church steeple in the background adds to the whole remembered movie look. The general store had lots of fun stuff… including Hitch himself, looking stuffed. Traveling north to Mendocino, a perfectly lovely town that I had always wanted to visit. Rocky windswept coastline, a lighthouse, shops, good food, and 3 nights at a charming B n’ B overflowing with ambience and hospitality. Heading north again to see some redwoods, we stopped at Humbolt State Park and were miniaturized among the giants. Our luck held and we enjoyed good weather… considering it could have been rainy and foggy everyday, we consider ourselves blessed. At some point, I may even add a few of our pictures here. Or not, we’ll see.
Back at home, we enjoyed watching “The Birds” on Netflix with the additional interviews and “making of” stuff…. what fun to see where we had just been!
so, of course we are already planning out next trips. Oregon! The annual Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) convention is in Portland. And, as usual, we will extend that to a couple weeks of fun touring.
Can’t wait to see what adventures await.