Our wintertime trip continues to be an adventure. One of the best things of retirement is being able to adjust our schedule on the fly. Our 2-week trip turned into a 3½-week trip. We spent an extra day in South Dakota helping Mother-in-Law find a new apartment. That mission was a success. We will likely take another winter trip to help with the move.
We spent a couple extra days with my parents in Texas when I took Mom to see her granddaughter in her high school version of The Wizard of Oz. Granddaughter was Glinda, the good witch, and she had a couple of solos. She sings beautifully and it was a blessing to watch and hear the sweet voice in her last high school play production. No photos were allowed but I can assure you that the colors and pageantry were great!
After that we moved on to Daughter’s home where we prepare to make the final push back to Boise. It’s hard to leave here so we will spend a couple of extra days here as well. That will make our originally planned 2-week trip into an almost 3-week trip. Ah, retirement!
When we were at Daughter’s, our son called and asked for babysitting services with Grandson. Of course, we could not turn that opportunity down. Three days of driving took us from Texas to Oregon that included an overnight stay at home to wash and repack. We spent the weekend with our grandson while his father and mother attended to business best done without a 2-year old tagging along.
After our babysitting stint, we spent two days at the Oregon coast enjoying the warm weather and Pacific Ocean. Few things are more relaxing than watching the waves break, then reaching out to touch your feet on the sand. Or in my case, drench my shoes and feet in a foot of water because I was too far out and couldn’t outrun the wave.
I’m not an architect but unusual architecture fascinates me. The craftsmanship of the past is beautiful. So whenever we are traveling, I like to take photos of buildings that I find very interesting. I am sharing a few with you that I took on our trip. And a photo of a quilt Mom is handquilting . And then a funny sign I saw along the way. Hubby loves funny signs and I included one I found to share with him.