Tag Archives: Retirement

Orca Sighting!

This afternoon as I lounged in the hot tub I was treated to a rare sight…orcas (sometimes called killer whales) in Victoria Harbor!!! What a treat! An adult and three juveniles swam into the harbor among the boats and seaplanes, … Continue reading

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Last Day At Long Beach

Today was another day of painting, music, and reading with a short walk at the end of the day when it wasn’t raining. The weather outside was frightful, then delightful, then dreary, and so forth. Jean painted a great pastel … Continue reading

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The Fourth Day of Jean’s Birthday Celebration

I spent a good part of today scoring new arrangements for Home Cookin’. These were songs I had been experimenting with and thinking about. I finally got to a point where I thought I could write them out. As a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To My Sweetheart!

Jean’s birthday began with a scavenger hunt for the many cards I had scattered around the condo. Of course she didn’t know it was a scavenger hunt so these were found in the course of simply getting up and getting … Continue reading

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Painting, Music, and Another Sunny Beach Day

Today was a day for Jean to paint. Here she is with her beautiful work today. Both paintings are inspired by photos taken yesterday during our beach walk. I spent most of the day working on musical arrangements for Home … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

Picasso is loaded and hitched to our faithful Ford Escape and escaping we are. The heat finally arrived in Seattle and we are headed to (we hope) cooler places. First we will try close to the sea and then we … Continue reading

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The Land of Enchantment

Today we left family and friends in Colorado Springs and headed south. As we crossed the mountains through Raton Pass into New Mexico we put Carlos Nakai on the ipod and were carried into New Mexico on his melodies. After … Continue reading

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The Sun Does Shine in Calfornia

We spent two days traveling down Big Sur to Arroyo Grande. It was foggy, misty, and dangerous driving most of the way. However we had a beautiful evening on Jean’s birthday. Our campsite was in a state park with a … Continue reading

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Living In Confined Quarters

Rain and cool temps means spending more time in Picasso. Two of us and all of our gear (some of you know we don’t travel light) make for crowded living quarters. Jean’s current mantra is “a place for everything and … Continue reading

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We have lift off!

We finally pulled out today and are on the road to warmer climes. As the French Canadian fur traders used to do when leaving on a long trip, we only went a short distance today to pack up and get … Continue reading

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