I have been gone. Far, far away. Jetting from one coast to the other.
At my age, I learned that the red-eye is most definitely not the way to travel.
Our trip had two purposes: first, to celebrate my birthday.
Which we did, in our own style.
A night in Paradise.
We spent the night at Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainier.
One of our favorite places on earth. No cell phone. No TV. No internet. Just us. Good food. Awesome views. Nature. A roaring fire.
The second purpose: to continue our search for a piece of land to build our retirement home.
We have made an offer on a little slice of heaven, with a wonderful view of the Olympic Mountains, lots of trees, and clean, fresh air. Of course, it needs some work, some clearing ... but all in due time.
So far, negotiations are underway. Some legal wrangling for the sellers to complete.
But ... by the end of October, we could be Land Barons in the Wild West.
I would love to wake up to this view, every morning.