Monday, April 23, 2018

Birthday at Schmidts

We drove 30 minutes south of GP to have lunch at the Schmidt Family winery.  Impressive buildings, grounds and wonderful service (thanks Karen!).  We enjoyed a flight of red and white wines but settled on a 2015 Albarino white for our meal.  Delicious.  The spring sun was perfect for our ride home along the Applegate River.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Banco in Situ

Contemplating the steps down to the lower deck

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Banco in Situ

Hanging out in our little cabin by the river

Monday, April 02, 2018

Banco in Situ

The Fortune Cookie

Our first meal and Panda Express is giving us some good karma

Saturday, March 31, 2018


We arrived in Grants Pass Thursday afternoon to our riverside cabin.  Banco saw geese for the first time.  Lots of grass to roll on. New smells everywhere.

Dog is My Co-Pilot

Road tripping with 2 fantastic companions.  The wasteland of the central valley was on display for way too long.

Banco in Situ

Somehow this is comfortable.....

Away We Go

Last U Box left the driveway weds afternoon and we were right behind.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Front Yard

 The front yard is almost in full bloom

Banco in Situ

How We Got Here

Because knowing how we got here is important

Monday, March 26, 2018

2 More Nights

Starting to look barren here......

New Hole

Was doing very well but a week of moving while breaking in new orthotics has given me a new hole in the bottom of my right foot.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Coyote Morning

Banco and I were ambushed this morning...... what I wrote to NextDoor neighbors this morn:


Baby Manti

The mantis egg sack on the desert willow started to spew forth its progeny today.  Many micro manti running around out back now.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Shade Bomb

We threw down a shade flower seed bomb last Fall near the new planter.  Everything coming up well.  We hope to see some blooms before we depart.


I've seen this several times at our local diner Troy's but never dare order.  As we are leaving, I gave the chili cheese fries topped with pastrami a try...... a delicious heart attack.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

No Diving

The dumpster came and now the garage is cleaned out.  7 days till we drive away.

Before the Rains

Beautiful attempted sunrise before the clouds and rains moved in.