Martin Luther King, Jr

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“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” Read More...

Christmas Day

As with the past sixty Christmas mornings, I woke up early. I like early morning on Christmas Day, I turn on the tree, light the candles, fix a cup of tea and reflect on how fortunate I am. Read More...

Christmas Eve

Here it is Christmas Eve and no snow. We should be spending the day skiing / snowboarding or snowshoeing, but there is no snow. We decided on a hike & bike with the dogs in the Polecat area. Hiking with the dogs is fun, but we should be snowshoeing with the dogs on Christmas Eve not hiking in a fleece instead of a heavy jacket. Read More...


323J3299 Karen from Idaho Botanical Garden called this morning with an offer I just couldn’t refuse. She desperately needed an elf to help Santa at Winter Gardens Aglow. The last time I volunteered at Winter Gardens Aglow I about froze to death, but how could I turn down Santa?


I am a bit homesick this morning. The kids and grandkids are all together this weekend. Kyle’s birthday is Monday. Christmas activities with NC friends are starting. We are sitting in a motel where we can watch the sunrise over the I-84.


House Cleaning & Winter Gardens AGlow

I woke up in a house cleaning mood this morning. In a lot of ways RVs are easier to clean than a regular house. The main reason is because they are much smaller. I have kind of cleaned at some stuff since I got home a week and a half ago, but I have not done any serious cleaning.


So Much to be Thankful For

I woke up excited today. I have always liked Thanksgiving, but this year I was more excited about it than usual. Today was more than Thanksgiving. Today was a day away from dealing with all the not so pleasant things that currently occupy most of my thoughts. Read More...