Life… as I see it (08/01/2018)


We’ve been on the road for a few days. For the last few days we have been in Richland, Washington, with my son John and family.

We’ve enjoyed time with family and the comfort of their beautiful home. Yesterday, we went to the hydroplane races and air show. We loved the day, but I have to say the races weren’t quite as exciting as I once thought. We used to go every year when my late husband worked for Pay n Pak, who had a boat in the race. Actually, yesterday the daredevil stunts of the planes were more exciting than the races. Regardless, it was a good day in lawn chairs, under a shade tree and along the river raceway.

It’s been a good trip so far. But, now we are getting news from home that has us a bit on edge. We learned last night that our campground site at Blue Lake was evacuated due to surrounding fire. Fires are burning west of the city of Lakeport which is about 15 minutes from our house. So far, so good. It hasn’t come around the lake, so for now our home is safe.

No need to panic, and we continue to pray for safety of our community and our firefighters. We figure we just move forward toward North Dakota. No need to turn around and go home just to sit, watch, worry, and maybe be evacuated. So, on to North Dakota we go.
We should get there about Wednesday next week.

We actually left a day early last week and drove up the coast. It was 101 degrees when we left home, but when we landed in Crescent City, it was 57 degrees. AAAH.

In Roseburg, Oregon, we took a chance on a little mom and pop motel (motor court). It was great, and reminded me of traveling across country with my folks in the 1950s and 1960s.

Like I said, so far so good on the road. Our hearts are with friends and family at home in California.

For now, we are content to be with family, but tomorrow we will hit the road again. I love being retired. We can go and come as we please. Although we leave tomorrow, we’ll be back soon.

Life is good today.

Kathy Craigo is a publicist, speaker, and life coach. She owns Kathy Craigo Media Consulting in Colusa. Contact Kathy Craigo at