Monday, April 2, 2018

Back to the Maple Leaves

So, its April 2nd, 2018, Easter Monday. John and I arrived back home to the Jazz in Parksville (British Columbia, Canada) late Friday. We drove the 2,300 miles/3,700 kilometers from San Carlos (Sonora, Mexico) in thirteen days. It took us the weekend to move from the little Wanderer and get resettled. John turned on the water, checked the phone and internet connections, got the propane furnace lit for heating our abode while I transferred food and clothing from our travel RV.

After laundry, grocery shopping and putting the little Wanderer in storage, we're a bit tired and are ready to slow our pace. Our first day and a half back home was sunny though chilly (50F/10C). Then a day of rain and cold. Last night down in the low 30's F, 1C. Today partly cloudy and 48F, 9C at the moment.

Although we're enjoying wearing our “winter” clothes for a change, it would be a lie to say we don't miss all that San Carlos warmth and sunshine. On the positive side though, the view of snow-covered Mt. Arrowsmith out our back door, the rising and falling tide in the estuary, and the migrating water fowl are wonderful to behold.

Estuary and Mt. Arrowsmith

Today, I gather myself to reconnect with work on my book, with making art, with friends in the area and to life as usual in our little community with my little family. Life is good, even when tired. I have much to be thankful for. Good health, a husband that's handsome and handy and who loves to cook in the Instant Pot, two of the cutest dogs on earth, the best friends anyone could want, loving family members, the resources to sustain homes in Mexico and Canada, and a sense of wonder about the many things I have yet to learn.

I truly wish you health, wealth and happiness in your lives. Thank you for following along with our lives the past many months. Over the coming weeks, I will share some of the most striking differences between our lives in Canada and Mexico.

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