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. June 12, 2018

At the corner suite of my favorite place Winstar 19th floor by the North Tower, October 2018

today in Oakland airport, my first time to use it, and quite stressed free. I normally fly through San Francisco, because of Delta and United but boy how easy and less crowded Oakland is. Jan. 20, 2019

And that's the Pacific Ocean behind me through the window.

Comments (208)

Have you gotten your place and all settled in now? With your love of veggies you may be interested in seeing if there is a community garden near you. Someone recently told me, I googled and am so impressed with the one near me. Now that I'm retired I want to grow my own veggies and organic will really mean organic, not something I have to pay extra for.

How long are you staying in Asia?
Unfazed, I'm still debating about where between my three daughter's houses to live. In southern Cali my middle daughter has a big house with big back yard but health wise, I find the too polluted.

In central Cali, my oldest daughter has a medium size house but limited backyard.

My youngest daughter lives in nmNorthern California but in an apartment. Big one with only my grand son and her. I prefer to live with her.

I checked out the community garden and it's big and awesome. I submitted my application for next spring.

I'm decided to stay with her and visits my three other children every now and then.

I'll be there in Asia for a month. wave
Holy smokes what fantastic choices you have. My youngest granddiva moved from FL to Santa Montica with her boyfriend almost a year ago now. She is loving it but she is young gorgeous, so is her man & they both make good money there, it's a great town for the young. I personally love northern CA so much more than southern CA where I lived, the north is beautiful (except for the winter) so says this girl from the tropical weather.

I live with hurricanes here in FL but am terrified of CA having an earthquake. Go figure.
Oh Unfazed, the Earthquake when it happens, there is nothing much we can do about it. But Florida has one of those killer storms too, so I guess, no matter where we are, there will always be some kind of tragic possibilities. I have lived in California for 38 years and well with the exception of the big one in 1988, or was it 1986? there wasn't much activities of that nature yet. But the big one is predicted with so much force that it might even separate the whole of California from the main land.

Well I visit your state every now and then. I have relatives who live in Miami. I normally catch up the cruise there for the Caribbean. It is very humid. Like Hawaii which I couldn't care much. I get island fever whenever I go there.

Anyways, thanks for the information about the community garden. I read that from your blog. I checked it right away here in Northern Cali and it is everywhere. Marin Country has a huge one, too.

Come visit California and we'll hook up. I will be back on the 11th.

I just left Florida.bouquet

Mt Olympus Resort. The biggest water Resort in the world.
I just got back home and oh boy, how nice it is to be resting again...

Just me and myself and CS.
It's always nice to come home, welcome home.
Thanks Fay. Don't forget to let me know when you come to Cali. I will give you a tour in the North part. Mainly San Francisco where I come from.hug

With my children at Holiday Inn, Kearney and Washington, San Francisco.
When I go to Cali I will be going to Santa Monica to see my youngest Granddiva who works one of the sweet resorts. I think that is probably more southern CA? To me northern CA was so much prettier than southern.
It is Fay but northern LA.
I can meet you up for lunch. I used to visit relatives there. It's about 5 hours from San Francisco if traffic is light.
cheers U HAD ACHIEVED FAR and yes
Retirement has it reward.
Nice family.
Enjoy n more blesdings to comeapplause teddybear
Thanks Isabel. I wish everyone would be blessed, and be happy. I'm most grateful. Thanks for your visit. hug

With my sons friend. Visiting them in Southern California.

My niece in Sacramento with her garden, stopped by on my way to LA

My cousin from Stockton.

I haven't seen them in a long time.
Wow, Looks like enough food there to feed half of CS.
Good morning Oldie, will be there today. I will mail you.
Did you see Jaxon's picture?wave

In Point Reyes

So tranquil.
I met a very good friend from Southern California who's also a member here and had a blast. We hope to meet again. Thanks for your time Oldie.

Made it to Reno and I'm a little sick because of the weather. 55 in the Bay Area. Triple digits in your place and Reno isn't bad at 80 but I'm tired of this driving now.
Hope you camp out in Reno for a day or two before you start the drive home, I think you need a break
Will chat with you soon.
Oh I already went back to the Bay Area because of meeting my friend from Europe in San Francisco. I am going back there on Thursday for some event after the funeral.

Thanks Oldie. I do really need a break. I will not go anywhere for a month. Just be here on the blogs, yay...cheers

Wine capital of the world Sonoma Alexander Valley.

Reno with my cousin.

My oldest daughter decided to drive to Mount Rushmore.

Utah by the salt lakes.

This is in Salt Lake.

Mt. Rushmore, two days later.

Stayed at Marriott. Beautiful place.
Beautiful gayyem thanks for sharinghug teddybear
Thank you gayyem. I might stay in one place for a whole month.

I am more tired now because of this driving. Than when I was working and simply fly for travel.

But I have to admit the thrill of visiting all relatives and seeing landmarks of the nation is majestic and full of wonders.
Gayyemhug keeping in touch with family and relatives is fun.Enjoy the ride u deserve thathug thats the joy of having everybody aroundcheers keep safe and keep in touchteddybear
Salamat gayyem. Indeed.

I can't wait to see you and we will drive the whole of the US. Except of course Hawaii and Alaska.
Gayyem we will get there soonapplause
I really luv the picsthumbs up teddybear

At the Winstar Hotel and Casino in Thackerville Oklahoma

The biggest casino in the world. I can't believe my eyes. I've been to most casinos in the world and this one in the middle of nowhere is the biggest? But no Pai GAO poker.

The hotel is very similar to Hote Intercontinental. Very nice and the pool, huge.

At the biggest casino in the world. Winstar.

Glad you are having a great time my friend!thumbs up

View of one of the three swimming pools from my room at 29th floor.
Thanks my friend.

On the top if Winstar where I'm staying. One hour drive from Dallas where many friends of mine lives.
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