Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hello my Friends

It seems like forever since I have posted.  And a lot has happened since the last time I posted.
We have left Washington State (insert sad face here). And we are in Arizona.
We had to leave the great state of Washington a couple of weeks earlier than we had planned.
My Dad is not doing well and I felt we needed to get back to help out if we could.


On a brighter note (insert smiley face here) I thought I would play along with
Random Five Friday.  I sure have missed playing along the past few weeks.
Or has it been longer?



1.  Before we left Port Townsend I was able to hang out at the pier for
awhile and got a shot of this guy trying to catch his balance.  I am pretty sure
he saw me with my camera and wanted to get his photo taken.




2.  We had our Wedding Anniversary at the end of January.  15 wonderful years with my hubby.
I am one lucky gal.  We were able to have a little getaway trip to California.  
We took Big Bertha and went camping at the beach.  
I can't think of a better way to celebrate.




3.  And you know I had to get a shot of the seagull in California as well. 
It is always fun to see them all facing the sun..  It's as if they are worshiping the sun.




While in California we went to Santa Barbara.  I just love strolling down
State Street and visiting all the cool little shops.  And the weather there was perfect.
I was able snap off a shot of this Bird of Paradise.



We are at my Moms & Dads, and Big Bertha is parked out in their yard. Its nice
because we can help when we are needed but we can have our own little place to getaway when
we need to.   They have two cats and they look like twins. 
 I have to tell you this kitty is much sweeter than her other cat.


Well that's all I have for now.   We will be in Arizona for a bit but
we will be taking trips to Las Vegas to see our friends and family.
We have been full-time RVing for about 6 months already.
And we are loving every minute of it. 



Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs~ 

64 comments:

Becca said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like that seagull is dancing for you! Miss you!

Kamana said...

sending prayers your way. hope your dad feels better soon.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful photos, god to see you around again! All the best for your Dad! Hugs, Valerie

amanda | wildly simple said...

Glad to catch up with you, Linda - though I'm sorry to hear your dad isn't doing well.
Beautiful photos - just beautiful!
Happy anniversary, and that sure is a pretty cat, too. :)
Take care!

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulations on your 15th wedding anniversary. Sorry your hear your Dad is not well, hope things get better. Such beautiful photos, love the kitty cat. Have a great day.

Breathtaking said...

Nice to see you back blogging Linda, and with such great photos.
I also hope your Dad will soon be feeling better.
Take care!

EG CameraGirl said...

Congratulations on 15 happy years!

Wow! Six months of living in an RV sounds fun!

Claire said...

Ahh, Santa Barbara my FAVOURITE place in the world...
It's my first Random 5, so lovely to 'meet' you :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the kitty photo. And that seagull gaining its balance is picture post card perfect.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad ... since you are here now for awhile ... if you need anything, please let me know ... Brian and I would love to help if you need anything :) LOVING the photos!!!!!

Catherine said...

I am guessing your mom and dad aver very happy to see you and have you there to help out. I hope your dad gets feeling better!

You always get to see the most wonderful things. Lovely.

xo Catherine

Nancy said...

We have been watching Mildred Pierce on HBO the last couple of nights and California has been on my mind... thanks for the lovely photos and Thanks for joining in R5F this week.

Buttons said...

Oh Linda I am so sorry about your Dad,BIG HUGS...
Happy belated anniversary 15 is a wonderful number.
Take care HUGS lots of hugs. LOVE your pics. B

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

the birds of paradise is gorgeous. i have seen them in a long time. i miss working at the florist. happy weekend. ( :

Sarah Huizenga said...

Camping at the beach is so much fun. I would give anything to see some sand and water right now. I think our Lake Michigan is almost completely frozen over. That has not happened in quite a long time.

Sue Marrazzo said...

So Amazing...NICE Photos!
All the best to you ( :

Snap said...

Beautiful images. Happy Anniversary. I hope your Dad is doing better. You make RVing sound like loads of fun. I love gulls -- I think they are so silly and fun to watch. Almost as much fun as kitties! ;)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty photos Linda! I'm sorry to hear about your Dad, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have some great photos, that first one is fantastic! Love the kitty, too!

Robyn Goddard said...

Happy Anniversary, Linda! Looks like you had a fun time in California. Your pictures fun.

The Hubby and I will celebrate 10 years this fall. We are talking about taking a trip to Montana or Wyoming.

Good luck with your Dad. I hope things turn around with his health.

TexWisGirl said...

happy 15th to you two! i am sorry your father is in ill health, but i am glad you can be there to assist. loved the photos, as always. be well!

Lisa Graham Art said...

It's good to "see you" again Linda. I can't believe it's been 6 months already. Amazing.

Best wishes for your dad!

Katie said...

Happy anniversary! Its great to see you around again. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I'll be thinking of him and your family.

Karen said...

Great shots! I'd love to travel around in an RV for months at a time!

Gail Dixon said...

Happy anniversary!!! Sounds like a great life being so mobile. What an adventure!

Gail Dixon said...

Coming back because I forgot to say I hope your father returns to good health soon!

Netty said...

wonderful photos Linda, congrats on your anniversary. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Terry said...

I sure hope your Dad is doing better now! Glad you had a lovely #15 in CA! As always I love your photo share! I may be off to visit my DD in Portland, but thinking with this weather, I may change that! Enjoy the weekend, GF! Hugs!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such pretty photos! I'm sorry to hear your dad isn't doing well. It's good that you can be with him right now. I hope he gets better soon!

Lisa Gordon said...

I am so sorry to hear that you dad is not well, Linda. I hope he is better real soon.

What a wonderful way to spend an anniversary! Happy Anniversary to you both.

Sending prayers to you, my friend. xo.

Rose said...

Sorry to hear your dad isn't doing well.

Sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary! Congratulations on that.

Oh, and that is a wonderful sea gull picture.

augcott said...

What GREAT shots!
Hope your Dad is doing better.
We've never R-V'ed. Sounds like quite an adventure!
Have a great weekend.
Diane @ thoughts and shots

Tracy said...

Wow I can't believe it's been six months already. So sad to hear your dad is down, but I'm happy you were able to go be with your family. Thanks for sharing the pics. They're always a delight to see. Take care and happy belated anniversary! Hugs!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love the reflections of the seagulls and what a sweeeeeet kitty kat....what a face....great shot. Hope all is well with you and yours and true,,,hard to believe it is already six months on the road...time flies when you are having fun doesn't it....take care,,

Charlene said...

Hugs and prayers coming your way Linda. I love your pics and I can't believe you've been on the road that long either.

Gayle Price said...

Hey Linda, sorry to hear your dad is not so good, but wonderful that you can be there. The 6 months you have been travelling seems to have gone by so fast...it seems quite "normal" to me now that you guys don't live a regular life in a regular house like the rest of us lol and I can't imagine you any other way. I'm so glad you are happy and so happy you are sharing with us. Photos are wonderful as always, love that beautiful kitty. Safe travels xx

Nicki said...

So sorry about your dad - I hope he is doing better. Happy Anniversary - lovely pictures from California. I'm ready to go back to CA and these pictures just reinforce that.

Lynnda said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad ... LOVING the photos!!!!! Hope everything is well.... thinking of you .... hugs....x

Davi said...

I love the pics Linda, as always they are so pretty! I especially love the group of seagulls~ Glad you got to have a special little trip for your anniversary :) Hope you dad is doing better, Im sure your mom really appreciates you being here with her! At least we are having fabulous weather for you guys to enjoy :)

Ida said...

Good to know everything is going well for you. Your anniversary sounded wonderful. Loved all your photos. Hope your dad is improving. It's great you are there to help them out. Sweet kitty.

Sue Lelli said...

Linda, take care of your Dad ~ I hope he gets better. LOVE you photos and glad you were able to celebrate 15 at the beach. LOVE seeing things through your eyes.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Glad you checked in and are enjoying your journey. I hope your father feels better soon. I'm sure you bring him sunshine and joy. Love the cat and all your other pics.

Barbara said...

I enjoy your post and I hope your Dad is feeling better soon!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful pictures, Linda! What a fantastic way to celebrate such a beautiful anniversary - congratulations to both of you. And I hope your Dad feels better soon! Big hugs my friend!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are wonderful photos, love the seagull.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Happy belated wedding anniversary sweetie!! What a wonderful place to celebrate it!
Sorry to hear your father is not doing well. So sweet of the two of you to take temporary residence at your parents place. I'm sure that will be of great comfort and help to your mom.
Beautiful photos for your random five! The kitty looks sweet and peaceful :-)
Sending you big hugs, xx Wendy

Ros Crawford said...

Belated anniversary wishes!! I do hope your Dad is on the mend ...
I Love seeing your photos ... beautiful ... I hope that one day I can take such stunning shots

Sylvia said...

I have missed your photo's Linda, I hope your dad is doing better now. How about your cat, I noticed the picture was gone, is she okay? I have spent the week sick and am not happy to be doing nothing, but that is all I feel like doing. Hope you have a lovely Sunday and that your quick trips are enjoyable.

Stella said...

It is always lovely to hear from you. Good to see another post; I really enjoy looking at your amazing photos! And happy - belated - anniversary wishes!
So sorry to hear your father is not feeling weel. I hope he is on the mend. Sending a hug!
XX

Deanna said...

Happy that you were able to spend some time in California and hope that all is well with your Dad. Stay safe and hope you had a wonderful anniversary!!

yyam said...

Beautiful pics. :)
Hope your dad is feeling better. Hugs!

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for posting your lovely photos and keeping us updated, I received your email too Linda, all the best for your dad, I am in Singapore right now and will be home end of the week, I very much hope and love to catch up with you when you are there!

Hello from Singapore!

Saun said...

Hey hey stopping by to see what's going on. these pics are amazing hope your dad is doing better.

Hugs your friend Saun

Emily Keaton said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your dad's health has declined. It's good that you are flexible enough to pull up stakes so you can be nearby as needed, though! Loved seeing your beautiful photographs, Linda. Enjoy the AZ sunshine!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm so sorry to hear your dad is not well, Linda. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Thanks for posting something to keep us in the loop. Love your pics as always, my friend.

Lynn Richards said...

Boy, so much going on in your life! Happy Anniversary-looks like it was time well spent.
Sure hope your dad is feeling better and I bet he is so glad for you to be there.
xo
lynn

Linda B said...

So sorry to hear about your dad... hope everything will be well again soon and you can return to traveling. Life is not always what we had hoped for... I guess it's learning to be content with what we have (am saying this to myself... LOL).
Love all your photos... wonderful!!!
Big Hugs!

Pride In Photos said...

Sorry to hear your dad is not doing well! But on a great note...your pics are so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous pictures! Hope your dad is doing okay...

Bunch of Barrons said...

Hope your dad is doing better! Happy anniversary!

Audrey Pettit said...

Absolutely hoping and praying your father is doing better, my friend! And happy belated anniversary to you! LOVE all your photos!

Heather Jensen said...

Sorry to hear your father isn't doing well. Sending well wishes his way. I imagine it is probably a lot warmer in AZ though. :)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A lovely collection of photos an many happy memories. I trust your presence is a great comfort to your parents.