Monday, June 16, 2008

Safe Landings, happy homecoming!

Hello Dear Friends!

We have arrived! It is beautiful here and we are very happy to be here.

It turned out to be the best move either of us have ever had, smooth as silk, and we flowed along juicily through all the changes. We woke up on a Wednesday morning, and by the next Wednesday we were driving across the border to Canada! The whole trip, 2,100 miles, was done on veggie oil, and we even took a day to enjoy an engagement anniversary in Yosemite National Park (it was a year ago we got engaged there!) where we drank Green Smoothies in the meadow, had a picnic lunch by the river, swam in the river, rode our bikes, and kept saying to each other "this is the best move we have ever done!" Here are some pictures of our move:

David and Katrina all set to go, goodbye little Patagonia house!
Breakfast in Tuolumne Meadows, the best Green Smoothie ever!
Yum Yum!
Celebrating Yosemite Falls and the Merced River.
A picnic lunch by the Merced River.Riding bikes at the foot of Half Dome.

We arrived in time to celebrate Ayrie and Constanze's Feast Breaking with Green Smoothies in the garden! 100 Days of Juice for these two juicies!
Ayrie and Katrina drinking Green Smoothies.
Happily re-united sisters. Katrina and Heather in the under-construction Cafe Bliss.
David and Katrina in the garden.

It feels wonderful to be in the lush, green, temperate rainforest of west coast Canada. I was ready to leave the desert, as much as I loved living there, and my whole being celebrated as we drove north to land where I grew up. We have been snaking on wild rose petals, juicing dandelion greens, watching the salal berries ripen, and filling up on local greens that seem to come from heaven!

Thank you so much to all of you who wrote with beautiful words of support for our sudden move, we appreciate and love you all!

Just today we have finalized a home for ourselves, and it will be very nice to see all of our books again when we move in come August. We just found out too that the people who lived in the house before us were raw foodists too, and the woman who owns the house is a fan of Ann Wigmore and has grown wheatgrass in precisely the spot I planned on doing so when I saw the house! Until then we are enjoying the hospitality of my mom and her husband Brad. We feel it is a special treat to be living with them at this point in our lives, as we all get to have many moments together that otherwise would not be possible. Right now my mom and David are making lunch together, salad and a raw tomato soup from lovely local yum! Time for lunch!

We will be in touch soon!

We hope you are all well, and have you in our thoughts with love and blessings,

David and Katrina


Bronwyn said...

What a bit of cosmic luck! Where abouts are you on Saltspring? So excited for you both! It was lovely to see I break my feast, and am heading over to Ayrie and Constanze's to celebrate! I can't thank you two enough -- I am forever in your debt!
Love Bronwyn xox

Tuliza said...

I have really missed the both of you. It has been a wonderful experience juice feasting with you. I am so happy for you and I wish you many blessings. I look forward to continuing reading about your adventures and journeys. I would not have completed the full 92 days of juice feasting without the support and information the both of you provided so lovingly.
Thank you so much,

MARYYX said...

Blessings in your new home, David and Katrina. Being a mom with grown children myself - I feel very happy for your mom, Katrina. My oldest son just moved back to Texas from California a few months ago - after stating many times that he would never move back to Texas. It is such a blessing to have him and his family nearby - and to get to spend time with them several times a week.

Your photos are awesome, as usual.

Courtney Pool said...

What beautiful pics!! We're so happy for you but OH DO WE MISS YOU!!!!!!!!

Kyle Ellen Nuse said...

Yeah! I was getting a little worried you broke down in the middle of nowhere. So glad you made it safely and juicy!
Good luck with starting your new/old life there. I hope it brings you much happiness and abundance.
Looking forward to hearing more about your transition back to whole foods after your feasts!
Be well and lots of love,

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

Glad your move went well. So happy to hear an update. Good times!
Pixy Lisa