Category Archives: Retirement

What it is like to adjust to retirement and being with each other 24/7.

First Day At Spiral Shaped Adobe

Last evening we enjoyed the delicate colors that the high desert uses to paint the mountains and skies. I had a rather uncomfortable night with back spasms and other aches and pains probably from unloading the car. Artists do not … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Bandelier National Monument, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, Retirement, Santa Fe, Taos, Travel | 1 Comment

Abiquiu

We arose to clear blue skies this morning. The roses around our condo were laughing in joy. Soon we checked out of the condo, left our car there and walked into old Santa Fe to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. … Continue reading

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Escape From Colorado

Yes! We successfully escaped the snows of Colorado today! Here is our parting picture of Pikes Peak as seen from our niece and nephew’s house. Last evening we celebrated Pat’s 84th birthday with a dinner of steak, chicken, or hamburger … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Bandelier National Monument, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, Retirement, Santa Fe, Taos, Travel, Ukulele | 2 Comments

What A Difference A Day Makes

This is today’s view of Pikes Peak. Yep it’s snowing in Colorado Springs. We hope it melts by tomorrow so we can get over Raton Pass to New Mexico. Paul

Posted in New Mexico, Retirement | 2 Comments

Jean and Paul Are On The Road Again

Yes, we are on the road again. This is another road trip without our beloved Picasso. We have covered 1100 miles in two days. (That would take 4 days towing Picasso.) Our destination is New Mexico where we intend to … Continue reading

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Art and High Tea

  This morning we were leisurely in our approach to the day. The snow had melted over night, the Olympics were in view on the horizon, and a heron watched for stray fish on the rocks below our window. Why … Continue reading

Posted in Art, B.C., Friendship, Retirement, Uncategorized, Victoria BC | 4 Comments

Christmas Season in Victoria

It has been a quiet week in Victoria. We have read, played ukulele, watched some movies, and walked in the city each day. Yesterday we were joined by friends David and Marlene who arrived by the Clipper in the morning. … Continue reading

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Jean’s Birthday

  I woke Jean up this morning with a rousing ukulele accompanied happy birthday sung with a Caribbean rhythm. Our resident sea gull joined in the chorus. Jean’s request for a birthday activity was a walk to and around Beacon … Continue reading

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Victoria B.C.

Yesterday we escaped Seattle’s rainy morning and headed north to British Columbia where the sun always shines. Okay, a bit of hyperbole there. After an hour and a half on the ferry we arrived to a drizzle, stopped to do … Continue reading

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Home

We awoke to blue skies and sunshine in Chicago yesterday. In fact we flew through blue skies across the country until we reached the state of Washington. Our landing in Seattle sent up great sprays of water from the downpour. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Family, Friendship, Retirement, Uncategorized, Wisconsin | 2 Comments