My blessings:Today my daughter flown in from Frisco and will drive with me back to the West Coast

Some people count their blessings based on material wealth. I guess there is nothing wrong with that really.

For me, I count my blessings with my health (very active at 67, still do 100 push up a day), but most especially the love of my children, and my friends.

I have decided to go back and live permanently in California as I am now fully retired.

I will be very close to all my children and grandchildren and live very modestly and simply. Of course, I still hope to travel the world as I am accustomed to and just smell the roses and enjoy nature which I love very much.

My youngest daughter offered to drive with me and I am more than thrilled with this adventure.

We are leaving today, it takes at least two days before we get back home. I will not be able to baby sit this blog but thanks all for your read and or comment if any.heart wings



This was taken in Utah at the salt basin.

On top of the mountain covered with salt.





My poor X5 loaded up to the ying yeng.


My addiction, vegetables.
Last week at the Bay Area's Farrners' market.

Comments (135)

Hello have you good trip good bless you
Ken_19
Have a good trip.
ooby_dooby
100 push up a day! Wow, I'm impressed. I sure can't do that anymore. Where will you be leaving from? I drove a tractor trailer with a 348 Chevy V8 engine from Denver to Modesto one time alone. It was an experience especially going over the Loveland Pass before the tunnel was built. 12,000' altitude. Most of the trip was on state roads because there wasn't much interstate built yet. I was in Mexican Overdrive for about 30 miles from Lake Tahoe to Sacramento. I was freezing and had to jump start the engine just to get the heater working again. There's at least 1 person on this board that knows exactly what I'm talking about. When I left Denver the engine was acting up and before I hit the mountains I stopped in Golden CO and dumped the trailer in the Coors Brewery parking lot and drove the tractor to a local Chevy dealer where they replaced the fuel pump.
I hope your trip is a lot more enjoyable than mine was.
Thanks Adelino. We are leaving in about two hours and hopefully the sightseeing is just about what I expected. We will be driving easy and stop whenever we can.wave
Thanks Ken. I am very thrilled really.
Ooby I am leaving from the Mid West.

Mostly freeways and so the road will not be that bad, traffic is heavy on daytime, though but we will just take it easy.l
I used to lived in Lake Tahoe by highway 50 and it is just a beautiful country. Highway 50 is so beautiful. One of the most scenic road I have been into. I drove from Lake Lausanne, Geneva to Interlaken up to Andermatt and it is one beautiful country. Then my friend and I took the train all the way to Saint Morits and it is so majestically beautiful. Up by Eagle Lake on Highway 80 (another way to Sacramento from Reno) is very similar.

I hope we will not have any trouble with my vehicle. I made sure all the fluids are full and it was checked up thoroughly from the dealership before this trip. I have a 2012 X5 and with gazilion miles now that I am planning on trading it in. Still paying and hopefully I will be able to do just that next year.
Congrats on your retirement.
You are not letting the grass
grow under your feet.

A housewarming gift :
Chocolates and Champagne




Your time spent with your daughter
is a Blessing and soon the rest will
join you. teddybear
Safe travels!
Thanks Ash. Yes, I am so thrilled and we are now about ready to take off.

I will check out the post when she is driving.teddybear
My friend Phyllis,

You and your daughter have a very safe trip! I will be praying for you!

Take your time and be careful!

I have driven across country many times. I wish I could ride along with you. hug

I once drove nonstop from LA to Louisville, KY. That was quite a trip!
Thanks my dear Jim. I am planning on coming back by the end of September to go to court for speeding ticket. I will let you know and hopefully we will meet again.

Yeah I have done quite a bit of driving 30 some years ago. Twice to Mexico from San Francisco to Guadalajara. My relatives used to live there and have guava plantation. We drove about two or three times.

But now I prefer flying and the only reason I am driving this time is because I will be there for about 90 days.cheers


With my daughter at one of our stop over where we had lunch.
100 push ups, that's nothing ....
I do 101 laugh

So you have decided and by the sounds of it you've made the right one....
and the end of the day being surrounded by family matters most.

A safe journey to you Ms Jones and your daughter ....
here's to new steps, the beginning of new memories wine
Thanks Ms. Witch. For now this is what I intend to do, be with my grand children. It is summer break from school Ms. Witch and I will check out later how long will this last. I can always go back to work part time after cross country traveling with my children.


101 is good for you. Keep it up Ms. Witchcheering
How fun, LJ. Safe, nice trip.
"California Lindsy?"

"Your Vote?"

"Will Become Useless Now"..............rolling on the floor laughing



"Yes Mr Ooby...Im That Other Guy"


"My Heater Core Went 1 Hour Into My 10"

"That Night?................ The Wind Was Howling With A 5 Above Temperature"

"Probably Around 30 Below..... Factoring In......... The Wind Chill"

(Didnt Realize This As I Had Fell Asleep)

"Being 150 Miles From The Nearest TA?"

"Had To Wait For Road Service"....."Another 2 Hrs"

"To Finally Be Towed Away.....And...Boy...Did I Suck Up..... All Of The Heat"

"The TowTruck Had To Offer!!"....................detective
V thank you.

We are having a break.
On the contrary Nam, I will campaign for California to become a strong Republican.
Happy travels....lynds......bouquet
Thats so wonderful Lindseyhug
Congratulations cool on your move and everything
Whatttt!! ( Wonder woman) Your brilliant and You do 100 pushups a day?cool cheering
Just when i thought i couldnt envy you more
Mz Intellectprofessor
Actually LJ you should just run for Office when you get to Californiadancing
Straighten them out and give them pure Rebulican Firecheers cheering head banger cool applause
Net Service is not consistent on the road and I will get back with you all later.

Love you guys. heart wings
oldiebutgoody
Well, it sounds like you have dismissed the Philippines as a retirerement options. Good luck.


In Wyoming
Hi LJ,
Be safe and enjoy.

Excellent feeling to be with your loved ones I can only imagine...bouquet
Tgsnks6M4

It's raining like cats and dogs but adventurous just the same. wave
Jada thanks for the suggestion. I just might. Democrats laden dtate6. Challenging but I'll try.

Would have decided to stay overnight in My. Rushmore but storming like there's no tomorrow.
Luke thanks. Yes. Feeling so blessed. ::wave:
LJ, it will be interesting to see if living in the state which wants to break away changes you in any way, or if you end up changing it laugh

All the very best in your new life wave
Luke thanks.

Elle tthanks wave

In the middle of nowhere and no net.
Even my GPS is acting up.
Sounds like you are on the Wind River Reservation.If so,you are making excellent time.laugh


Heads up! Love 'ya!teddybear
wave I'm sure today is a busy one just popping in to say Ladies behave yourselves.wink
Mothers and Daughters are great companions in adventures like these.
Wishing you both many more.bouquet
I like both hairstyles your daughter wears,very pretty pictures!
b'bye back to work.moping
Ash and Elle thanks, almost home.

Opted to pass by Reno and will visit a family in Sacto.
Enjoy your time with your loved ones, LJ applause bouquet
Ash and Mimi thanks wave
Finally in California.

Very tired and my car was having a little trouble. Have to take it to the shop tomorrow.
Whew! Utah too.Sleep well ladies.
Home sweet home.
Made it.
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