Being Home

Well, it’s been over a month since we arrived back in California and completed our circumnavigation of Earth. Especially since we lived in a few other locales, saw other towns,┬ácountries, and countrysides, we can safely say that our home is in one of best places on the planet. We are rediscovering the beauty and tranquility of La Honda – the trails, the pool, our wonderful neighbors, and the proximity to so much.

On the other hand, housework, yardwork, and managing all the “stuff” could make one long for living out of a suitcase. But after clearing out most of the excess stuff before we left, it’s kind of nice to discover some of it again, and gardening is therapeutic, right? The reality check however is that 10 months of traveling around the world is now just a blip. Like discovering stuff stored in boxes, I can go into my mind (or this blog) and relive where we were and what we did, but the present moment is really where we are. The now is what matters.

One┬álesson which has been taught by many is to appreciate the now, be in the moment, be present. Another lesson to create future nows that will matter more, be awesome, and even surprise us. Ah, swimming in the space-time continuum stream…

Anyway, this summer we’ve had some nice visits from our hosts in Australia (Jenny, Greg, Sasha & Maddie – as well as Jenny’s brother Jeff and his two girls), friends from LA (Kelly & Bruno), and Uncle Ron from NZ (which included a trip to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk). It’s also nice to reconnect with our doggie, Sugar Pie. She’s a sweetie! This set of pix includes some of the trees in Cuesta…