Posted on 28 Jul ’13 by Earl
Bonnie and I’ve recently visited a couple of the local vineyards in the area which happen to also serve lunch. These lunch visits provide us the enjoyment a few hours in our “retirement convertible,” even though we can’t fully retire yet, while still returning us home before afternoon or evening storms have fully panicked our dog Maggie. It’s also resulted in the discovery of some pretty good food along the way.
We’ve had the time for this activity recently due to a reorganization of the company Bonnie worked for resulting in her position “going away” — a common story repeated so often these days which almost everyone will experience at one time or another in this ”please the share holders above all else” way of business.
It was hoped her position might last a few more years since we’d decided last year I’d go ahead and retire, but it was not to be. So we’re in a late transitional phase of our lives which is a little unsettling but not so worrisome. We luckily have the means to take some time in finding our new path from here — a luxury we’re trying to enjoy. So, for now, this is only a “practice retirement.”
This time together has been wonderful, and we look forward to when it can be a part of a permanent retirement. I always take a camera along for these “short adventures” — these are just a few random shots gather along the way.