February 17, 2018 lhabros@gmail.com No comments exist

One Fine Family Day Family Day was originally created in most of the provinces in Canada to give people time to spend with their families. In BC it is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of February and when we lived in Ontario it wasn’t seen as such a special day to us because the weather…

February 10, 2018 lhabros@gmail.com 3 comments

Sunny Days There once was a Canadian band called Lighthouse who sang… Sunny days Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days Ain’t nothin’ better in the world, you know… It’s so true, a sunny day beats the winter blues every time. Since arriving back in the Lower Mainland of BC we’ve experienced a lot of overcast days,…

February 3, 2018 lhabros@gmail.com 6 comments

Last Call In NorCal Our time here in Northern California is almost up…for now. We’ll be back to this beautiful area a few more times this year, but for now it’s bye-bye. Our last days here have been spent reconnecting with our home owner friends, and getting caught up on their vacation adventures in Australia….

January 28, 2018 lhabros@gmail.com 10 comments

More Views Around Sonoma We spent this last week checking out more of Sonoma and the great scenery that this area has to offer. We were joined by my sister who we invited to stop by as part of her southern snowbird travels and we definitely had a great time together… Walking the streets of…

January 20, 2018 lhabros@gmail.com 8 comments

The View We’ve been so fortunate with the views that we get at the vast majority of our house sits. Presently, our Moon Mountain winery sit is no exception, with its a 360 view of the Sonoma Valley. Today the sky is crystal blue, the sun is shining bright, and from the deck of our…

January 13, 2018 lhabros@gmail.com No comments exist

Bodega Bay California There’s a tiny little fishing village about an hour west of Sonoma called Bodega Bay. We’ve explored the area on previous trips, and we made a point to visit again this week. It has everything we like: ocean views, seafood restaurants, marinas, and just unbelievable scenery. Some of you may be familiar…

January 10, 2018 lhabros@gmail.com 3 comments

Sonoma Strong…Movin’ On We talked about the massive fires that swept through the Sonoma California area last October in our In The Throes of Disaster blog. We are now here to see first-hand what happened and how they’re movin’ on. Driving around the community you see images that are pretty tragic; burnt out buildings, scorched…

January 4, 2018 lhabros@gmail.com 10 comments

What’s Ahead For 2018 One of the so-called obstacles of being a Vagabond Retiree is trying to plan our ‘year-at-a-glance’. We don’t want to plan too far in advance, yet we need to have some sort of a rough plan in place. The key is flexibility…but not too much flexibility. Airfares need to be booked far…

December 31, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 18 comments

Looking Back on 2017 Wow! Did this year fly by or what? It seems like only yesterday we were embarking on our 2017 world adventure. We’ve traveled over 51,000 km and we’ve been to Australia, the US, England, Scotland, and of course Canada. Along the way we’ve slept in twenty-six different cities, and housesat for…

December 16, 2017 lhabros@gmail.com 8 comments

So Long Saanichton…Plus It’s hard to believe it’s almost over! Our final stop on this six month odyssey is coming to a close. Saanichton, BC has proven to be a great ending for us because it has allowed us to see so much of lower Vancouver Island. Our two furry friends, brother Teddy and sister…