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Not Leaving Under the Best of Circumstances

All photos taken on October 24, 2022.

Last night, as we spent time at B & Ks, we got a phone call that left us conflicted as to what to do, head back to Victoria, stay in Vancouver another day or so or continue with our original plan. We opted to sleep on it and see what the morning brought, but, it kind of ended our last evening with B & K early.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Not Leaving Under the Best of Circumstances

    1. This long drive is smack dab in the middle of a high mountain pass and even in spring and fall, you have to look ahead to see what the weather is doing. Glad we made it through without anything more than a dirty car. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


    1. Hi Bernie. It was not a bad drive, even given the raiun and snow. It was good that we were prepared. We love those old barns and hope they stay on our future trips. So much drought in the area. Hopefully the winter rain and snow helps out. Thanks for reading. Allan


  1. Ha, you headed for Hope armed with a car full of hope. Lord, at least this journey wan’t boring! In fact, you seemed to have covered all the seasons in one drive. Love all the misty scenes you captured, very atmospheric. And I do enjoy those old barns, so dignified if that makes any sense. I had to look up Honeycrisps, I thought they were chips ha ha.

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    1. Yup. We hoped we were making the right decision to drive away and had chosen the right time. The scenery is ever changing along this route, as is the weather. We were happy to see blue skies at Merritt. I love that these old barns are still standing. Long may they last. The setting is very pretty. Honeycrisps are our go to apple. Hate it when we can’t get them fresh. Thanks for reading Leighton. Cheers. Allan

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