Journey Home


Welcome to my newest follower gennyhoka. I hope you find many things here of interest.

Morning came early on Sunday after a late night of packing and sorting. A quick phone call from mom at 8:30 a.m. was the prelude to more feverish packing and sorting and bagging things up for the garbage bins. A quick shower and last minute instructions for my brother and I was off to the bus depot for my journey home.

I always like to get to the depot early and be first in line. Today was no exception. Thankfully my luggage wasn't over the limit as it has been the last few trips. It costs a lot these days for oversize luggage. My clothing needs aren't exceptional but all the paraphernalia that I have to take with me add up to a lot of extra weight. (Click on each photo to enlarge.)









The weather today was spectacular. A perfect day for a bus trip. It was eerily quiet at the depot today. The lady at the ticket wicket says it has been that way all week though by the time it came time to board the bus the bus was half full. A perfect load as far as I'm concerned since it means I can have a seat all to myself.

Scenery as always, was spectacular. Just an hour and a half outside of Vancouver, the weather changed significantly from brilliant sunshine to lots of low lying clouds in the mountains and the air was really brisk.  I've put in a few photos here for your viewing pleasure. The rest will be uploaded into a slide show and added a little later. Enjoy!

I'm home to rest awhile!


Come, Rest Awhile 















  Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away.

Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street,
And listen to the music, faint and sweet,

That echoes ever to a listening ear,
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear­

The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells,
Wind-blown o'er misty hills and curtained dells.

One step aside and dewy buds unclose
The sweetness of the violet and the rose;

Song and romance still linger in the green,
Emblossomed ways by you so seldom seen,

And near at hand, would you but see them, lie
All lovely things beloved in days gone by.

You have forgotten what it is to smile
In your too busy life­come, rest awhile.

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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19 comments:

  1. Welcome home ! The roadside scenery is beautiful ...

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  2. hi,
    following you from blue monday meme.
    happy to be here, nice weather entry.
    genny
    @http://gennyinabattle.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh, those beautiful, blue skies!

    I love the poem by LMM--she's my granddaughter's favorite author.

    Happy Blue Monday, Joy!

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  4. I enjoyed your blog and the trip through the lovely part of your word. You live where there is so much natural beauty. A great poem.

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  5. What a wonderful, peaceful adventure! Thanks for taking us along!

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  6. You make me miss the mountains ! Hope you're having a nice rest at home now...
    Happy monday to you !
    ..btw, yes it's in the kitchen. sometimes, girlfriends pop in and i like to have a girly corner to chat in.. :-)

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  7. Such beautiful photo's and I loved your poem.

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  8. A ride through the mountains, what a beautiful experience. Have a good rest.

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  9. Thank you Lynda. I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery. I think it is rather different from Tanzania :-)

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  10. Genny, thanks so much for the new follow. I will check out your blog also ;-)

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  11. Thank you Smiling Sally. The blue skies were spectacular. I love the LMM poem too ;-)

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  12. LV, thanks so much for your visit. Glad you like the mountains, the scenery and the poetry :-)

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  13. Beautiful scenery! And I love the pic of the low lying clouds on the mountains. One of my favorites to photograph as well.

    Happy Blue Monday... Karen

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  14. Beautiful scenery! And I love the pic of the low lying clouds on the mountains. One of my favorites to photograph as well.

    Happy Blue Monday... Karen

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  15. LV, thanks so much for your visit. Glad you like the mountains, the scenery and the poetry :-)

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  16. Thank you Lynda. I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery. I think it is rather different from Tanzania :-)

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  17. I enjoyed your blog and the trip through the lovely part of your word. You live where there is so much natural beauty. A great poem.

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  18. What a wonderful, peaceful adventure! Thanks for taking us along!

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