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Fade to Black

All photos taken February 5, 2022.

Arriving in Kamloops, we gassed up before checking into our “usual hotel”. After sanitizing the room, we phoned Pizza Now for a large pizza and headed out for fine in-car dining. The pizza did not disappoint.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

14 thoughts on “Fade to Black

    1. Thanks Lyssy. We had a great view of the valley as it got dark. So European dining times then. That will work well in Paris and London. We are up before 6 AM, a legacy from when the kids were young and when I used to be in the office by 6 AM. By 10 PM, it is beddy bye time. Can’t imagine eating dinner at 9 or 9:30. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. When you make the same trip many times and have “usual hotels and food” it’s nice that you can still appreciate the view. Old people’s dining time — makes you sound 95 not 65!! Bernie

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    1. Consistency along the route is good, as long as it is not consistently awful. We eat early due to old work day habits and current health requirements, but we have hear all the “old” jokes when we tell people how early we eat. We are OK with laughing at ourselves. Besides 70 is the new 50. Cheers. Allan


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