“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Home On The Range

We found the sun ~ Mt. Shasta, CA
We've just returned from a late winter trip to try and find a slice of warm weather.  Warmer weather we found, including sunshine for two days, then it rained and rained and rained, sleeted, iced over and snowed on the way home.  Over hill and dale, 'round bends .. including BEND, Oregon, whizzing past Crater Lake National Park not able to stop due to foul weather .. only to drive in nine hours of nasty, twisty, turny, white knuckle roads with 18 wheelers flipping over along and cars in ditches.  We had no choice but to drive on s.l.o.w.l.y. as this storm was/is a several day event.  Along the road we saw signs for the Lewis and Clark Trail .. and the Historic Oregon Trail.  In weather like this I was thankful to be seated in a warm 4x4 truck instead of on foot or in a covered wagon.  Brrrrr .. just the thought put a shiver down my spine.  Oh my, won't this be a wonderful trip ... perhaps in the spring or fall .. not winter?
Palouse ... Eastern Washington

Home sweet home at last to a cozy warm lodge with a long driveway in need of plowing.  It's nice to get away, but even nicer to return appreciative and anticipating sleeping in my own bed!

Tomorrow will be spent unpacking and the washing machine will be humming.  I've got sourdough, buttermilk and kefir to reawaken, bread to bake and must get busy with the 2014 garden plans.

There's no place like home .. and sometimes you need to leave home to appreciate all it holds.


Lynda said...

Hey my neck of the woods! I'm a few hours south of Mt.Shasta...on I-5! Wasn't the weather amazing. First rain in FOREVER!

Mrs. Mac said...

I thought of you, Lynda .. and was so happy to see all of the rain in N. Calif. after the horrible drought! We visited my folks just outside of Paradise.

Kathryn said...

I'm glad you made it back safely.

We were happy to get some rain and snow this weekend (and stayed home 'cause it was very icy), but we could use more yet.

Happy homecoming! (We have a song we sing as we get home saying how lucky we are to be there!) :)

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

Pretty countryside! Like you said, a trip for when spring or summer comes. It's too cold and slick to be traveling. There is no place like home.

Pat said...

That's just why every one needs a get away now and then...home is much sweeter when you return!
This is a trip we would like to make, but like you suggest, in warmer weather.