Thinking Out Loud 10/03/18

I’m back! Bet you thought I was going to disappear again, didn’t you?! 😊

Our vacation to Northern California was truly wonderful, a once in a lifetime experience! I could happily have stayed in our little cabin in the midst of tall, TALL redwoods forever. It truly felt unreal there, and wherever we went the people were so friendly!

The nicest part of all was sharing the adventure with my beloved Papa Bear and seeing him able to relax and unwind. Working six days a week at 65 is physically and mentally exhausting; the time away was a real blessing for him (other than driving the very long and very curvy mountain roads to get there and back, which we both found not fun, although the scenery was beautiful). He totally enjoyed the old-fashioned pinball arcade near our cabin. 😊 The two-hour time zone difference from home made it easy to go to bed pretty much on schedule instead of staying up way late, and we got up when we felt like it, no alarm clocks or schedules.

Plane flights in both directions were uneventful despite delays, and we were blessed on the return flights with planes that were not full so we were able to have an empty seat in our row rather than being packed in like sardines. Check-ins went quickly, and we definitely got our exercise walking from the end of one long terminal in Las Vegas to the end of another for our connecting flights! I give this credit for us both actually losing a few pounds during the week despite eating well and finding the fudge shops! 😊

Coming back home, reality hit with a bang. A sick kitty required a couple night’s stay at the hospital but is thankfully home and doing better now; some family stuff came up in our absence; and I must have picked up some germs on the airplane as I’ve come down with my first major cold in a long time. Hopefully Papa Bear won’t catch it.

Still, I have so many moments to be thankful for, perfect weather, amazing scenery, lots of photos shared on my other Facebook page, awesome food, love and laughter, and precious memories to keep forever.

Vacation time always passes quickly, but we had enough days to see and do everything we wanted. Once you return home it doesn’t seem quite real. I do wish I could glance out my window and see the view filled with the massive trunks of trees, or watch a thick blanket of fog roll in from the ocean and create a scene fit for Halloween, but I am a flatlander, and I am ok with that. I am thankful for the wonderful experience, and always thankful to be safely back home. ♥️

– JTS

Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

6 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud 10/03/18”

  1. I am glad you and Papa Bear got to have a well deserved vacation.I am sorry your kitty was sick though.Glad kitty feels better.

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