Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I left San Diego on Saturday, Sept. 19th intending to make the trip to Sun City West, AZ. in two days. As it turned out, I was enjoying the drive and just kept driving until I arrived home Sat. night at about 7PM. My Neighbor/Friend Janet came out to greet me with hugs and welcomes. Such a nice thing to come home to. My home was in good order. The couple that checked on it while I was gone did a great job and left me a record of their visits and finding. It is such a comfort to know my home is being visited weekly while I am traveling.

Sunday morning Janet helped my unload Ms. Capri and we did the job in record time. I was able to take Ms. Capri to the RV storage facility before noon. Last year it took me forever to unload. Thank you Janet. I sorted through the mail that had been collecting and found a letter from the IRS! They seem to think I owe an additional $600 for 2007. I'll be checking that out for sure.

I inspected the outside area and found that a critter(s) had dug a hole in the small dirt area between the house and the patio. Today, my Critter Guy came and left a critter loving mixture that will send the univites guest(s) to the great beyond. Tomorrow Gilbert, my yard keeper will be here to do clean up and dust busting in the AZ room. I dare not attempt to do it myself....dust and Asthma do not happily co-exist. The first of my heavy duty air purifiers was delivered and is cleaning away. Last night in the bedroom, today the living room. Dust be gone!!

Friends came by yesterday to welcome me home. It really feels good to be here. Monday it is back to the water aerobics with Janet. Then the search for a volunteer opportunity and to work on my landscaping projects and the laundry room redo. It is still hot (98-101) here but it is bearable and actually felt good to my bones and joints. It really is a dry heat!LOL

So the "home season" begins and life is looking good. I'll be checking in from time to time and planning next summer's travels. Until we meet again......

Friday, September 18, 2009

Going Home Tomorrow

My Summer traveling is coming to an end. Tomorrow morning I am hitching up Ms Capri and heading East to Sun City West, AZ. and Home Sweet Home.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nesting in San Diego

I'm safe and sound in San Diego, nesting with my son and family and resting before I go home to AZ. It's funny, after the High School Reunion in August, I kind of lost interest in my travels. I was really ready to go home but AZ temps were still in the 110 to 112 range. Sooooo, I headed south and did enjoy time in Oregon with my cousins and old friends in the Portland area. Then headed to Ilwaco, Wa. to meet up with my old "road warrior" friends John and Mike. Such a great reunion....I love those guys! Mike and his wife Lynn have a beautiful home and garden. They sent me on the way with fresh produce and eggs from their chickies. Thanks....it was great.
From Ilwaco I went down the Oregon Coast to Florence. I stayed on Clear Lake for 3 days before I left for California. The California Coast was beautiful....I stayed on Highway #1 to Bodega Bay. The road south is beautiful but oh so curvey...at 15MPH
Pulling a trailer is quite the experience....lots of bouncing.

I spent a whole week in Bodega Bay, Ca. I was only about 20 miles from Sonoma, University where my granddaughter is in her second year. I had a lovely visit with Katie...visited her new dorm digs...which were a huge improvement over last year. she is doing well and loves College and her Sorority, Gamma Phi Delta.

The day after Labor Day I hit the road and did a two day trip to San Diego. I wanted to stay on the Coast in case there was still smoke from the LA fires. What I failed to realize is that Highway 101 goes through the middle of San Francisco and Los Angeles. After I recovered from the multiple muscle spasms created by clenching the steering wheel and being hyper-aware, I decided to fire my trip planner!LOL

So I arrived in San Diego, Safe and Sound....and proceeded to collapse for a day and a half. I am now feeling rested and much better. The one thing I really notice about getting older is the increasing length of my recovery time. I used to bounce back so quickly....that is no longer the case. Sigh

So enjoy the pictures....I will be heading home to AZ next weekend. 4 and a half months of travel in a 16 foot trailer is too much. I'll be working on new plans for next summer.