So, we’ve been home for almost a week, and things are starting to resemble normal. It really doesn’t take us long to unload the trailer, but then all the work begins. It took us until Sunday to get all the stuff sorted out, laundered, put back in the trailer as necessary and finally return our Dining Room to it’s original condition. For a few days it has looked like some of the Second Hand stores we’ve seen in Apache Junction. Crowded and disorganized.
In our last post I promised to put up some pictures of our trip home, but just haven’t had the time to get the pictures sorted and organized. We really didn’t take many pictures, but here’s a few.
Our drive through Los Angeles wasn’t a highlight by any means, but the trek over the Tejon Pass allowed us to see hillsides full of California Poppies.
Between California and BC we didn’t take a single picture, but the rest of these are from our trip over the Coquihalla Highway to our home in the Okanagan.
The lower reaches of the Coq were pretty clear.
And the snow was on the mountains where it belonged and not on the road.
The highest point of the drive is the Pennask Summit, less than 30 miles from our home. There was quite a bit of snow along the roadside, but thankfully nothing actually on the road.
And then we were home. Like a lot of places in North America, it’s been a slow start to spring. The next two pics are of a Dogwood tree that is alongside the parking lot at our church. The first was taken exactly one year ago, and the second was taken this afternoon. Quite different.
And now that we’re home we’ve already begun looking for music events to attend. We’ve purchased tickets for a couple of shows in June and on Saturday attended a regular event for us, the Coldstream Coffee House. One of the highlights of the night was a 5 year old boy who played guitar, harmonica and sang and did them all very well. When I was 5 I could hardly talk and walk at the same time.
A second highlight was to watch Sylvia’s brother perform a couple of songs, including one of his own creation. The picture isn’t mine, and he sounded wonderful.
The feature act of the evening was a group called The Creeks. I really got a kick out of seeing the guy on the left play a Ukulele sized Bass. I didn’t realize it was a Bass until he started plucking the strings.
The only part of our house that still looks like a hurricane has hit it is our office. We are in the midst of doing our taxes, and have a number of new files to set up now that we have a second home to organize. Have I mentioned that Sylvia loves spreadsheets and filing cabinets? Between the 4 drawers of files at home, the box full of files we carry in the RV and another drawer we’re setting up for the Parkmodel, I think we have cornered the market on Hanging files and Manila folders.
The weather is supposed to improve over the next few days, and hopefully we’ll be playing some Pickleball soon. The cool wet weather has at least made it easier to sit inside and file our taxes. What fun we have…..