All Hallows’ Eve ~

A few days ago in this post, I made mention of the fact that Ashland takes Halloween very seriously!  It rained for several hours today and it was still sprinkling when the parade got under way, but then the storm broke and the rain stopped. It was as it should be!  I use the term “parade” loosely because really, it’s a crazy free-for-all that brings out the whole town in costumed celebration.  At the head of the parade each year is a group of percussionist-playing local citizens who take Halloween to the next level.  Continue reading

Ashland, Time to Hit the Road ~

Greetings from Ashland ~  Ashland, is just 15 miles north of the California/Oregon border.  A town of about 22,000 residents, Ashland is home to the world renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, Lithia Park (a 93-acre park in the heart of town), the Ashland Independent Film Festival, the awesome Rogue River, over 60 wineries and the list goes on.

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We are Patti and Abi. We retired early to live a simpler life, travel the world and hopefully, inspire others to redefine retirement.


3 years, 43 days ago!





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