Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Beautiful British Columbia

Knitting group 
Norbert cutting trees that grew into the power lines  (Spokin Lake)
See the deer in the background

Spring in North Vancouver
Our summer resident is back ( Spokin Lake)

Choosing his apartment
North Vancouver May 20, 2014

Here just a little update of our Vancouver life.
When we got home there was quite a stack of mail to sort, bills to be paid, and some bills that I presumed were on automatic withdrawal turned out not to be, so  a few notices were also in the mail. It took me a few weeks to sort it all out but now it is done and I will know better come November. Keaton has kept the house spic and span while we were gone, so cleaning was minimal. I am a bit overwhelmed with all the "stuff" we have and I am now looking and contemplating what I really need and what is just stuff. The excesses are very stark compared with what the majority in south America have. So, food for thought.
It is wonderful to connect again with friends and family. Knitting nite is back and I so enjoy to be with the group, what interesting ladies. Spring is here and so the garden wants attention.
Went to Spokin Lake to check on the cabin and as there is no more snow we cut the grass and I made the cabin livable again. The usual animal residents also have returned to the Lake, humming birds, Canada geese, whooping crane, deer and robins is abundance. Of all the places we have been to and seen, British Columbia is still my favorite place and I am thankful to be living here. Have heard from some traveling companions, some are still en route, most have returned home and some we will meet again in south America come November.
To those still traveling we wish safe travels and we will follow your blog with interest.
I will start training for the bike tour in Idaho come September and am so looking forward to it.
Wishing you all a fabulous summer and stay in touch.
Hugs to all.
Norbert and Greti.


  1. Hi Greti,
    was für nette Zeilen und Gedanken du hier aufgeschrieben hast.
    Ja, das mit dem überflüssigen STUFF ist total richtig. Man hat viel zu viel ZEUGS, was man im Grunde gar nicht braucht und einen eigentlich nur belastet. Ich bin auch ständig am aussortieren, minimieren und wegschmeissen. Ich fühl mich besser damit.
    Was meinst du mit Idaho ?? Wir müssen unbedingt mal wieder ausgiebig telefonieren.
    Bis dahin....umärmel ich dich

  2. I think that the above reads like this ..

    Hi Greti,
    what have written for nice lines and thoughts you here.
    Yes, this is totally correct with the superfluous STUFF. It has way too much STUFF, which you will not need basically and actually just loaded. I'm also sort out, throw away and minimize constantly on. I feel better with it.
    What do you mean Idaho? We really need to make calls extensively again.
    Until then .... I umärmel you

    So nice to see this most pleasant post. BC is nice and so too is Alaska. We who travel can well appreciate the abundance that we have here. I hope to be in India again this fall when you two are in South America in November.. Following you and Clement and others makes me itchy to get going again .. By The Way .. speaking of Clement .. go to my web site .. Google .. bobba caps doxology .. and then go down to my post dated 17 June 2014 .. to read a MOST TOUCHING message Clement sent me about D-Day .. Smiles .. Cap and Patti ..

  3. Hoo-Boy I have had a deuce-of-a-time getting the above comment to publish and then this shows up .. so happy you have put up a post to keep your followers tuning-in .. More Joy .. Cap and Patti ..