Sunday, January 30, 2005

Home in Washington

well it's 5pm sunday afternoon almost evening  i've gotten very little done  waiting on my dogs to finish eating before cleaning house  i don't have a big place so it doesn't take me long to clean  it actually takes me longer to get motivated i think than to clean it someitmes........well i talked to my second parents today  no they're not in-laws they are friends i adopted as my second set of parents  Carol & Rich live in Washington state, Spokane actually  they are a little older than my parents    i lived in Spokane in my early 20s for about 4yrs while stationed at Fairchild AFB just outside the city    i met Carol & Rich thru a lover at the time    Carol was the base commander's secretary and eventually became the wing commander's secretary     she, my lover and i would run at lunch time together, running events on base, and the annual Bloomsday running event downtown     once my lover was re-assigned to Germany, Carol & Rich took me into their home all the time     Carol and I began having lunch together several times a week and then i'd spend some time with her and Rich on the weekends    one weekend we even rode our bicycles to Courde'lane Idaho, 30miles one way    had lunch and rode them back    at the time they were in their 40s or maybe even 50     they did great that day   it was a great day    we came home only to top a major hill to their home   it's like hiking up the side of a mountain just by car let alone bicycle    when they would go out of town, i'd stay at thier house and watch their dogs    it was a blast   in a king size bed , me and 3 little dogs slept   but the way the dogs slept you think we were in a twin size bed   one on each side of me and the other at the top of my head     i couldn't move all night   LOL      Washington is beautiful    i fell in love with the place in the 4yrs i was there    i call it Home away from here although i'm originally from indiana     i have not lived in indiana since being in washington and the west for the past 25yrs or so    i'm now a westerner    I Love the west, the wilderness, the mountains, the canyons, the desert and all that it offers in its beauty and terrain    beats cornfields any day by me     and the people are very hospitable      when i think of washington, i get homesick   even after being away from there for 20yrs now    and when i go back to visit, i get extremely homesick     but for now, new mexico is home     i love it here too!    i love the sunshine year round, not like cabin fever in the midst of winter in washington     each state's uniqueness is great .......well my kids bellies are full and they are laying around    now is the time to finish cleaning     ........i'll write more on washington laterz............i decided right after speaking with them today, i'll go back for a visit next year for sure    then i'll try to get back there yearly somehow someway    Rich's health is not the best and i don't want a miss a moment with either of them.

1 comment:

delela1 said...

Your memories of being at Fairchild AFB and spending time with Rich and Carol sound like some great times.  Taking a bike ride from the base to Couer D Alene is quite a feat!!!!  That's a long ride.  Washington and Idaho do have some beautiful scenery.  I moved to Northern California for four years, and during that time I was homesick.  It grows on you...