Introspective Adventurer

Aging on my terms - Daily musings in 500 words or so

Tag: California

Counting up to 60 and what I’ve learned – The first decade

I was born in 1959 in a little town in Northern California. While that is probably not very significant, the fact that I was my mother’s ninth child, my father’s tenth child and my parents’ fifth child together is significant. I know, confusing right?

Me at 10 months old. My Mom crocheted that bedspread

From the moment I can remember anything about my life, I was surrounded by lots of people. Not only did I have a bunch of siblings but I also had many cousins. There was always someone to play with.

My parents were hardworking people who made their living off the land.

As a matter of fact, my father’s occupation is on my birth certificate. Ranch hand. I find it interesting that my dad’s profession was necessary on my birth certificate. In a way, I have been “classed” from the beginning. 

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The Pillion Perspective

I’ll be riding on the pillion of our big beemer today. We are heading up historic Highway 1 all the way to Monterey Bay. Do you know what the pillion is?

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Back roads and small towns – Day two

Day two of our back roads motorcycle trip

I didn’t sleep great on our hard bed with hard pillows, but I still woke rested. I will admit, I prefer feather pillows, and these little older hotels rarely have them. John and I have often said, “It’s all about the pillows and towels” when it comes to hotel comfort.

We talked about our ride and John suggested instead of going straight home, we ride out to Frazier Park and then over to Ojai, and I immediately agreed.

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Look around

From the mountains…

To the desert…

To the sea…

I love my state. So much to see and do.

Look around, we live in an amazing country. What do you love about your home state?

 

 

 

Weekend Work!

Loretta and John at their 100 year old house. Ready for a weekend of work

Traveled to the Central Valley, where its 100 degrees to work on our 100 year old house. Looks like a lot of work ahead of us this weekend.

522 Flower Street

She may be 100, but she will clean up beautifully 🙂

 

#sunriselovers

Valley sunrise – heading to triple digits!

Here’s hoping your weekend is less work than ours.

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