Bear Lake is literally our front yard. Due to the excessive rain we have had here in Port Orchard, WA it is higher than normal and almost over our dock. On New Years the whole lake was frozen, but now there is just a few sheets of ice, which I refer to as “icebergs” floating on the deeper parts of the lake. It snowed today, not heavy but enough to cover the ground and keeping the temperature at 32 degrees. This really makes me ready to go “snowbirding”. The suitcases are mostly packed, my inventory lists are checked off, the only things left to pack are the things we will use Saturday morning before heading to Seattle to the airport. My son Brian will have the honors of transporting us, the time is loosely arranged as after the SeaHawk game.
We like to consider ourselves “season travelers” and have learned a few things that work for us. We go to a hotel near the airport the night before leaving so as we don’t have to sweat traffic, weather or other things that could cause us to miss our flight. We will arrive at the hotel in our oldest sweat suits and underwear as they are disposable, literally. We throw them away in the morning and put on our Mexico clothes, we shiver all the way to the airport but are kept warm by reminding ourselves that we will be in 80 plus degree weather before the end of the day. We order chinese delivery in our room that evening and go to bed early to get up early. We are budget travelers and sometimes that translates cheap, but it works for us. I always pack my own meals for the flight as I eat a little different than most and I am unable to eat the type of meals the airline serves. The “Senor” prefers what we pack to the airline choices so no money is spent on poor quality food on the plane. It greatly upsets the Senor but I frequently pack my own brandy for my coffee. Good grief we are half way to LA before beverage service starts and I prefer to fly relaxed.
I performed my first wedding ceremony of this year tonight and I have one more day to work on our delivery route and will be done with work for over a month. I’ll have the last few days to make sure everything at home is ready for our house sitter. Morgan, my granddaughter takes care of everything here for us, but there are things we need to do for her so she can take care of stuff. Also I need to practice on this blog. Making sure I can up load photos, learning how to add tags