Time Out

Gerry and I have been on vacation for the past eight days. We traveled back to Canada at the beginning of our time off to spend some time with kids and one special granddaughter. Good company, good weather, and great food: my son is an awesome cook and feeds us well when we visit. On our last day there we all enjoyed a few hours at Canum lake and, as luck would have it no one else came by until we were getting ready to leave, so we had the beach to ourselves.

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We journeyed back home via Vernon, BC where we overnighted and enjoyed visiting with Gerry’s parents, then we continued through the Okanagan valley where the temperature was gloriously hot! We poked around a retirement community in Oliver, BC which profess to be the Wine Capital of Canada and has street names like Chardonnay and Cabernet.

I spent the first day back home in the kitchen canning cherries and apricots we picked up at a fruit stand and since then we’ve spent our time in training for retirement with no real agenda, just time to do with as we wish. It’s been paradise!

We visited a couple of car dealers–not my favorite thing to do but we are planning to purchase a new (to us) vehicle before we officially retire so it’s a must-do activity at this point. Gerry had time to go golfing, we gardened, puttered around the yard, and just enjoyed the luxury of free time. We have taken time to get out and practice photography and I’ve even had time to play around post-processing my photos with Lightroom and Perfect Layers. It’s been glorious.

And so, my post is brief today. I’ll leave you with a few photos from the past week and hope you’re enjoying these first weeks of summer as much as we are.

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8 Responses

  1. Kathleen Pooler (@KathyPooler)
    Kathleen Pooler (@KathyPooler) July 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm | | Reply

    Beautiful photography , Linda. You have captured the essence of taking time to relax and enjoy. You will not have any problem being retired!

    1. Linda Hoye
      Linda Hoye July 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm | | Reply

      Thank you, Kathy. As we think about heading back to work tomorrow we concur: we are SO ready to,retire!

  2. Sherrey Meyer
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    Lovely to see you relaxing and enjoying life and family. More of that to come with retirement!

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