Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Wanderers

P6259631We have gone a-wandering!  We left early this morning – with the boat and trailer – headed for beautiful Diamond Lake in southern Oregon.  A couple of months ago my sweetheart heard that the fishing at Diamond Lake is the best in years so we planned to vacation there this week.  That information has been confirmed by some locals who returned from there this week.  The timing is great.  I'm feeling good and able to do quite a few things.  This is just what we need.  Vacation.  Time away.  Rest.  Fresh air.

We will be in the great outdoors and may not have cell phone and internet access until we come home but we’ve heard through the grapevine that at least one of the lodges has free WI-Fi.  I’m not above buying a diet soda so I can have the access code to stay in touch with the outside world!

We'll be at Diamond Lake for four nights – with a daytrip to Crater Lake planned for one of those days.  Then we move to another mountain lake where we will meet friends from our church and spend four more days in the open air.

While I was getting ready to leave I started humming an old song.  Do you remember this one?

I love to go a-wandering,
Along the mountain track,
And as I go, I love to sing,
My knapsack on my back.
 
I love to wander by the stream
That dances in the sun,
So joyously it calls to me,
"Come! Join my happy song!"
 
I wave my hat to all I meet,
And they wave back to me,
And blackbirds call so loud and sweet
From ev'ry green wood tree.
 
High overhead, the skylarks wing,
They never rest at home
But just like me, they love to sing,
As o'er the world we roam.
 
Oh, may I go a-wandering
Until the day I die!
Oh, may I always laugh and sing,
Beneath God's clear blue sky!
 
Chorus:
Val-deri,Val-dera,
Val-deri,
Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri,Val-dera.
My knapsack on my back.
 
Yep, that’s us – my sweetheart and Joey and I.  Happy wanderers.  Don’t worry, we will wander back home again.  Maybe!

9 comments:

  1. Oh, do enjoy! It looks like a stunning place.
    Can't wait to see your photos!

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  2. Have a totally delightful trip. I have taken an exotic trip this year, but a trip like this is sounding so appealing to me right now. A time for just hanging out with a good book and a beautiful view. Don't worry about us we will be here when you return.

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  3. Have a wonderful trip! Time to restore the spirit and create some memories!

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  4. Oh, Adrienne, Crater Lake is so awesome. Love that region of Oregon. Have a wonderful & peaceful safe trip.
    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  5. I'm so glad you are feeling better and able to get away and go "a-wandering"!! Have a wonderful relaxing time. Lynn

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  6. Fishing? With a view like that? I would have a hard time going home:>)

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  7. Your song made me smile. And, thoughts to the two of you enjoying this wonderful time make me smile, too.

    Enjoy, dear Adrienne.

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  8. What a wonderful trip!

    I was so excited to see the words to that song! I had sung it as a young girl in Girl Scouts and it was always a favorite, but over the years had forgotten all the verses, which I longed to remember! I'm printing them out and adding to my campfire songbook! Thank you so much!

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