Thursday, May 18, 2017

Our Beautiful Daughter, KRISTI D

Kristi joined us on our grand adventure to Canada,

She is the world's best and most accommodating traveler.

She is the perfect navigator.

The perfect planner.

The perfect personality.

We've decided that we can't go on any trips again without her.

And, I'm so thankful she would be willing to come with us.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sunny Days

For almost two weeks, the weather has been gloomy and rainy.

So, yesterday, to have the sun shining, was just so great.

I love sunshine.

And, I am grateful.

Chye and Ruth Teh just before starting out on our grand adventure.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


I'm always grateful when we return from a day trip or overnighter to get home...


So, today I'm grateful after our little jaunt into Ottawa!

Parliament Building in Ottawa, Canada; it is so magnificent and very ornate.
It was great to learn a little about the government system of Canada.

The Senate Chambers in Parliament.  The Senators are not elected, but chosen.
Would that be a better system?  Hard to say, but definitely interesting.

The bed and breakfast home where we stayed in Ottawa.  It was so lovely and filled with such interesting antiques.  It's amazing how we all have such different tastes.  The owner had THINGS everywhere.  But, it matched her style and personality.  I was grateful to meet her and spend the night here.

Gratitude is what I feel!

Friday, May 5, 2017


When I was in St George, I was always in a hurry.

Hurry to get to the gym, hurry to get the errands run, hurry to get ready for this and that.

Now, we are on a home exchange - pretty much out in the wilderness where there is absolutely

NO HURRY for anything.

It's all very relaxing.

And, I like that.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Depth Perception

It's something that I totally take for granted, but when walking yesterday, I was so grateful that I could notice the differences in the ground levels.

And, it made me appreciate even more my eyesight.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Safe Arrival

Whew, what an adventure we have had.

But, we are here in Val-des-Lacs, Quebec, Canada, and I'm grateful to be here.

I'm sure it's very lovely, but it's cold and rainy, with some snow on the ground, so I'm not seeing it at its best yet.

However, I will say this; it's a very lovely setting even in the chill and rain.

The people, Yves and Diane, could not be nicer or more helpful.

And, I am very grateful for safety and warmth and good people.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gardner and Stephanie Gee

Stephanie Gee is a rare angel on earth.

She is always so very thoughtful.

Last night, knowing that we are getting ready to leave today, she and her family came over and brought tacos and burritos from Taco Time.

It was just so incredibly thoughtful of her, given that she is such a busy mother of four.

it has been a blessing for us to have them close by.

And, I am grateful.