Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What a Day!

The day started with an outburst of emotion and excitement,
as we sat and drank coffee glued to the TV,
watching the Inauguration Ceremony of Barack Obama.
I love the pomp and circumstance and
all the details that make this event so special.
Didn't Michelle Obama make a statement for fashion?
So elegant, so classy.

"Let it be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive... that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

"America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested, we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back, nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations. "

How come is it so easy for people to believe in someone they haven't met to make change in their lives, and yet they find it so hard to believe in themselves.
It's time that we start believing in our selves to make changes that will make a difference for the future generations and to be part of the process in helping one another.


On the lighter side,
while some of my friends are comforting themselves
with the warm sunny beaches in Hawaii,
others are enjoying the balmy warm 10 degrees in the valley,
yet, others of us have chosen to continue enjoying the winter air.

We took a quick trip up to the Caribou, to visit another Royal Couple.
We love to go and chill out in their beautiful lake front property,
winter and summer.

Up the Coquihalla.
What a beautiful clear sunny day....until

we found ourselves in fog.
Not only fog, but salt and sand and guess who keeps
spitting the sand back at us....
Not even the cleaners could keep up.
Those Trucks!!!!

It didn't take long, and we were out of Cache Creek and up to the
summit and the sky opened clear and wide.

Just one more kilometer....
Can you see the most spectacular beach front property just on the other side?

Up the driveway we head.
I think you are getting the picture.
The beauty of winter up here is breathtaking.

A long driveway all cleared for us.
What in invitation.

And it didn't take long and we were enjoying the cozy living room.

Oh, by the way this is the wonderful Royal Couple
that hosted us for three days.
Rod & Ursie.
(John's sister)

Breakfast in Bed.

A knock on the door means room service, with coffee,
and we all sit in their big cozy bed room looking out at the beautiful
scenery through their frosted paned windows.

It's dusk, and the fog is settling in.

Another day and another sunset in the life of the Caribou.

Thanks Rod & Ursie for a wonderful weekend away.
You know how to give us the experience of the Caribou.

Cruising back home enjoying the scenery...

and capturing the wild west in it's captive blanket of snow.

Finally we see the back view of Mount Cheam
and we know, it's only 20 more minutes till we're Home Again.


  1. It looks like you had a relaxing weekend, Marg. The scenery is so beautiful! Dairymary

  2. Beautiful place, Marg! A log cabin and fabulous scenery. Did you go skiing?

  3. That looks like the perfect spot to get a dose of Cariboo winter...breakfast in bed & all! Great snow pic's.

    PS My 'word verification for this comment is 'skiing'...goes with the snow theme!

  4. Marg, I appreciate your comments on the presidential inaugeration yesterday. . oh and your pictures of the cariboo are gorgeous. .just as you said.
    Thanks for the peek at your favorite B&B

  5. Such a beautiful post and the photos so pretty.

  6. I am so glad that you were able to relax for a few days. Beautiful pictures - hopefully you were able to play in the snow also!

    I agree with you - we ALL need to believe in ourselves and we ALL need to work together to make the change that needs to take place in our world. Take care!

  7. Your pictures are spectacular. Leaving the Valley to spend time in the Cariboo, and to to enjoy time with friends, who happen to be family, well,.... what could be better than that. Glad you had a super time. Oh, and I do have to say that I regularly see you making a difference in your community and putting some very heart-felt energy into that. Thank you for your contribution in making a difference....

  8. I loved going along for the ride, Marg! Gorgeous photos and what a treat to have breakfast in bed!

    I am excitd and hopeful tbat Obama will make a difference

  9. Beautiful pictures!

    Yes...one man cannot do it all. We have to be part of it.

  10. Marg, you have so captured the way that I feel, too. I do have hope, and I know that we all must work together for the common good.

    Thank you for taking me along on your get-away. I can't imagine being in such a beautiful place. It wears winter to perfection.

  11. What a great get away...do your friends run a private or public B&B. Looks fantastic...and the drive there...stunning! I am glad you get way like that once in awhile...you deserve it.

  12. Ablsolutely gorgeous pictures Marg - looks llike you had an idyllic weekend.

  13. Lovely post. Your photos are beautiful....especially I like the one of the tree silhouettes and the window reflection. I just love reflections.

  14. Great photo journey! Thanks for taking us along!


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