As indicated in yesterday’s post, I have happily arrived back in British Columbia and it looks very much like I won’t be returning to the NWT for any length of time before I retire in a few months from now. So, M and I have been enjoying something of a small celebration which is great because it’s coinciding with the long May weekend.
We have already taken a few long walks (without mosquitoes!) and have been enjoying the relatively smoke-free weather and lovely temperatures. There have also been regular rain showers which, apart from keeping the hills damp, are also helping to clean the air of smoke particles.
The famous Penticton market is open, people are swimming, the dog beaches are active and so many late spring flowers are blooming. I haven’t experienced the month of May in Penticton for a number of years now, so I am really enjoying this.
Greetings from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.
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A beautiful place. Enjoy!
Thank you very much. We feel very fortunate to live here. Cheers.
I remember those days of retirement anticipation. You can almost feel the weight of work lift, if only briefly. Glad you are home to enjoy Lynette. Allan
Thank you very much, Allan. I still have work to do but am beginning to feel like an eight-year-old anticipating her birthday. It’s very exciting. 😁
It sounds like a very happy time and in a wonderful place.😊
We have had a home here for a number of years but not a lot of time to enjoy it with my work in the north, so I feel very fortunate and happy to be here. Cheers.
Really happy for you, Lynette!
Thank you very much, Anneli. 🙂 I’m wearing a grin that won’t stop for a while.
That’s so good!
Happy upcoming retirement Lynette! I wish you all the best in this new phase of your life.
Thank you very much! 🙂 We are looking forward to having time together; M has been waiting for me.
Congratulations. Retirement life! Remind me what you were doing in the NWT…with all that snow…
Thank you very much. 🙂 It won’t take full effect until the end of October but I am scaling back. I am a CEO (although in the process of a handover). Snow is not my thing (nor the -45C temperatures) but I enjoyed the job.
Mining? Oil drilling? You were way up there.
I can understand not enjoying that much snow or cold. Goodness.
Aviation. I was based at 62°N latitude. There is much, much more north beyond that latitude. The land mass is enormous. You either learn to accept the weather and take it in stride or dig in and enjoy it (doing lots of outdoor things, including the traditional) because it will wear you down otherwise. Cheers.
That much snow…thinking of all of your pix…wow.
I assume you will post “retirement” travel pix?
I totally will be posting more photos. For now, most will be coming from the area where I live – the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Cheers. 🙂
Sounds so lovely! Cheers!
Thank you very much. 🙂 Have a good week.
Glad to hear you made it to the Okanagan safely. And that’s wonderful news! Sounds like you had a fantastic May long weekend.
Thank you very much, Linda. It is wonderful news! I may have to return a couple of times but for the most part have moved permanently back to the Okanagan. We had a great long weekend – really enjoyable!