Winter Solstice, Valances and Good Tidings to All!
While fighting the cold, a bitter winter day five or six years ago, I made a vow to escape winter once retirement happened. And we have, fleeing successfully for the past two years!
The pictures below are from our last winter at home in 2011. This snow was much heavier than normal but it does happen occasionally. I do not like snow; can tolerate maybe two hours of it!
Yesterday was the winter solstice…the shortest day of the year. I always look forward to the day that signifies the increasing daylight. Suffering in the past from seasonal affective disorder….I hate the long, cold and dark nights. Our annual trip to the sun has eliminated the depressive symptoms. Looking at pictures of the desert sunrise is great medicine!
We’re getting excited as our exit day approaches but also a bit worried that winter will follow us into Texas where we will be visiting Larry and Debbie Gamble. Another mod, BAL stabilizers are on the schedule.
The long awaited valances are finally complete! Pleased to say they are up and there are no complaints. Enjoyed taking the sewing machine out of storage and dusting it off. The last time it was used was when curtains were made for the old 13' foot Casita.
The material is leftover upholstery from a chair…(see previous post). The café rods are from the Dollar Store and they were secured by zip ties. The blue in the window is not the ocean but a tarp that’s covering the trailer!
Just mentioning the old trailer makes me nostalgic. We sold it after two years in order to get a bathroom.
This was our first love……a 1990 13’ Casita. Sure hope it’s somewhere still on the road!
Just had to share the pictures from our first Casita! We never, ever realized how that purchase was going to change our lives. Changes including travel all over the states and a new family of friends….our fiberglass trailer friends!
Wishing everyone out there a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! Please stay safe on the road for another year of travel and good times!