Family, Funeral, Future?


“It took us a long time to frame the question correctly. But once we framed the question correctly the answer flowed” (Elon Musk talking about BFR design) It has been a difficult yet good few weeks.  Cindy’s dad was able to come home on hospice care on Monday the 10th.  On Saturday the 15th around 6:45pm he passed with his…

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Fast run to Boerne TX


“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.”  Elayna C., SV  La Vagabonde After our Australia visit and a brief stay in Redding we are back in Boerne to help Cindy’s Mom and Dad transition to hospice care at home.    We enjoyed hanging out in Redding for about a week and then hurried back to help with the semi-urgency…

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Magic and family time in AU


“I lock my front door not because I hate the people outside, but because I love the people inside.” After the WhitSunday Islands trip, we continued our visit in Brisbane with Emily & David, enjoying the cooler winter weather and flowers blooming with vivid colors… We have learned that we all enjoy our visits more when breaking up the trip…

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Beautiful Brisbane AU


“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.” – Ernest Hemingway Good to be back in beautiful Brisbane this week.  Enjoying wintertime here with cool evenings and mild temps in the afternoons (mid 70’s).  Loving spending time with Emily & David and our fur-grandchildren Nicko and June.   Stock market has…

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Fire on the Mountains (Redding CA)


  “I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help. But then I realize that our true help and protection come only from the Lord, our Creator who made the heavens and the earth.” Psalms 121:1-2 TPT (If you are looking for our motorhome for sale post, please click here) As I write this, the smoke from…

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July 4th and Bend Oregon


A low key July 4th week for us here in Redding CA, with a nice trip to the cooler climate of Bend Oregon on the 6-8th.  Also, lots of mountain bike trail riding on the new electric bike.  It is amazing how effortless it is now to explore roads and paths that previously would have been too difficult or off limits.  …

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Engagement party in Redding and Electric bike riding


Most of this week was focused on getting ready for the engagement party Saturday evening… lots of landscaping to catch up on as we had much of the old mulch removed, sprinkler systems updated, and new mulch applied.  Rose bushes had been badly neglected and needed lots of trimming, back field mowing…etc.  Since the temps have been over 100 degrees…

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106 in Redding (feels like 92 :)


“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Herbert Continuing our trip back from Alabama took about 6 days… a long time to be on the road, but provided lots of good podcast listening on Spotify and conversation for us.  Favorites are: WSJ Tech new briefing, Mike Rowe “How I heard it”, Freakonomics, WSJ…

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She said Yes!!!


As mentioned in the last post, Ben and Bethany had a special date while visiting in San Antonio… Ben proposed to her at the Signature restaurant and she said YES!  We are super excited to see them begin this new phase of their lives, and looking forward to another wedding soon! Shortly afterward we shared the news with the whole…

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Family time in Boerne


“Your creativity starts with whether you are curious, or not”. Frank Gehry. Sometimes when events and days fly by so quickly the best way to review what happened is to go back and look at my photos.  Each day I try to take a photo of something beautiful and interesting.  Some days that is a quiet martini at the RV…

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