Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Winding Down

We had originally planned on visiting our California kids for two weeks.  That time is almost over (unless, of course, there is an unforeseen delay in getting our house fixed.)  Between the family’s work/school schedules and fixing up their new house, Duane and I have been busy playing with grandkids, running errands, and assisting with home improvement projects.  We do have off time when Duane watches tv or plays pickleball, and I read or crochet. 

When Matt, Duane and I were out and about on errands this morning I noticed the first clouds since we’ve been here.  They stayed low on the horizon, however, and we had sunshine and moonshine all day and evening.  As we drove around Matt was commenting on how the towns and cities in this area are all built in the narrow valleys between rows of high hills.  This makes for a lot of traffic congestion since the only roads run through all of the towns.  A commute of 10 miles can take 45+ minutes if there are no accidents.  



Even though the traffic may be horrendous, the surroundings are mostly pleasant.  The streets are beautifully landscaped and the stores mostly unobtrusive. 

Notice the Appleby’s restaurant tucked away there on the left.


The residential sections are nice too.


It may seem that our time here is boring because we aren’t touring any interesting places or taking any fun bike rides, but with this family we can only be bored if we choose to be.  As Wayne Dyer says,”If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Nope, not boring at all when we are with family. Sometimes, we really enjoy doing "nothing." Gives us time to really appreciate what we have.