What a Perfect Day!

Camping at Mom's

Camping at Mom’s

Hope took this picture of a black capped chickadee today

Hope took this picture of a black capped chickadee today

All of the tension, stress and depression of the last three months I was stuck at home are gone!  We spent all day today out in warm sunshine and fresh air.  It’s the best medicine on earth!  We feel relaxed, stress-free, happy and are thrilled that the day turned out so perfect!

We slept with all the windows open last night.  Then this morning started out chilly, but warmed up beautifully.  The thermometer on Mom’s back porch read 82 degrees this afternoon when I went in to get hot dogs and hamburgers ready for the grill.

It was lovely popping into Mom’s and Hope’s houses for visits on and off all day.  Hope showed me several inventive things she’s devised to attract birds for her to photograph.

Most of the spring flowers are gone now, but a few azaleas are left.

Most of the spring flowers are gone now, but a few azaleas are left.

Then Ann and Cecil came down this afternoon.  We spent time visiting outside under the big old live oak tree, then ate dinner and visited inside until we were all too sleepy to be very good company.  Just a perfect family get-together.

Sheba and Sunny had a blast being able to run free all day.  Sheba stayed out of the neighbor’s horse pasture this time.  And she quickly learned the boundaries she couldn’t stray beyond.

Fern fiddlehead -- from a Boston fern in Hope's garden.

Fern fiddlehead — from a Boston fern in Hope’s garden.

However, she HATES to come in the trailer at night.  We were able to get her in the last two nights, but simply can’t catch her to bring her in this evening.  She runs when we call her and she is so fast she evades any efforts we make.  She does stay right on the porch mat when we come inside because she is afraid of the dark.  So we have turned the porch light out, hoping against hope that she would rather come into the trailer with us than stay out in the dark alone.

We do so well with her at home.  But camping always seems to present a crisis in dealing with her.

The afternoon light patterns in Mom's yard are magical.  :)

The afternoon light patterns in Mom’s yard are magical. 🙂

P.S.  Ron was finally able to wrestle her inside.

The last remaining pear blooms

The last remaining pear blooms

Sunlight shining through hand soap dispenser this morning.  Another magic moment!

Sunlight shining through hand soap dispenser this morning. Another magic moment!

Unknown... but it's one of the last remaining clumps of blooms on this tree, too.

Unknown… but it’s one of the last remaining clumps of blooms on this tree, too.

Doggie bonding

Doggie bonding

Wood sorrel

Wood sorrel

Pretty little purple wildflowers behind wood sorrel

Pretty little purple wildflowers behind wood sorrel

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18 Comments

  1. EmilyO

     /  April 9, 2013

    Glad you followed my orders. You sound soooo good. Relax and enjoy. Won’t tell you about our wild and wooly weather today.

    • Your orders are the best medical advice I’ve ever gotten! 🙂

      I did take a peek at the weather map. That storm looked scary! I am so hoping that you escape damage and that the weather turns beautiful soon!

  2. What a lovely place and the little bird is great.

  3. I can feel your peace and calm just viewing such lovely photos. Nice to have the windows open…80’s sound perfect right now! Enjoy your family time…so happy your in a happy spot again!

    • After battling with insomnia for the past three months, I am sleeping like a log here. Maybe we should consider full timing! 🙂

  4. Marcia GB

     /  April 10, 2013

    Peaceful and relaxing!

  5. yep it is good medicine. Last Dr. visit, doc said he has seen health improvements when folks retire and get away from the stress of the job. I think the full time RV life multiplies that 10 fold. Glad you got out for a good bit of R&R.

    • I have read that before. One doctor actually suggests that his patients get RVs and head out in them. He said the new perspectives, fresh air and exercise work miracles for them!

  6. Is that an antenna on top of your Casita….trying to decide if we want to be a Wilson set up of some kind or what direction to go? My hotspot wouldn’t work with the set up RVSue has.

    • Carla, it’s an amplified antenna, but it’s not directional. It was an option on the 2005’s. I’ve been told it’s a very good antenna, but I’m not so sure how well it would do with digital. We don’t have a TV in our camper. Just get all our news and entertainment on the net.

  7. Glad to hear good reports….you really deserve to have a super wonderful trip after enduring that never ending winter.
    Love plant, bird and dog pictures.
    Hope you have a great visit with both family and internet friends.

    • Lynne, I am feeling better and am happier than I have been in months. Today was another beautiful day. I am really looking forward to meeting Kim and Peggy and the others in person tomorrow!

  8. ahhhh you sound so good. does wonders getting out in nature … love the little chickadee! soooo cute!

    very nice

  9. Getting outside in first nice weather in spring is the best tonic, isn’t it? Always a spirit-lifter!

    • Makes me really feel sorry for people who live in places like Norway or Alaska! I don’t think I could have lasted another month! 🙂

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