And while we wait to move in... first week in June 2012
In the past month, while parked in Grass Valley CA, we have seen three AMAZING sky phenomenon - the beautiful, huge full pink moon on May 5th, a - WOW! - "ring of fire" solar eclipse on May 20th, and now the Transit of Venus late yesterday afternoon - photo below. (What would the ancient Mayans say about this?) Lucky we caught this last one, 'cause the next one isn't till December 2117. Just as cool: We got pictures of each occurrence!
Venus looks like a wart on the sun, but seeing this thru a telescope was an extraordinary experience! The smaller dark spots are sunspots!
A great little movie house on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley, where we saw Men in Black III in 3D. Good flick, especially after Jimmy explained the ending to me. Mill Street is also where other events take place, such as Thursday Night Marketplace - food, fun, and music - nice! Since we have time on our hands, we also went to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the Sutton Theater in Grass Valley. Really liked that movie! Recommend it!
We had to look up the busking word - it means the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities. The sign didn't work - we saw two "buskers" last Thursday!
So many beautiful bouquets for sale at every grower's market. When we move into our house, I'll buy a bouquet!
Today is June 6th (D-Day) and our realtor (and new friend!), Lynn Griggs of Coldwell-Banker, Grass Roots Realty, just handed us the keys to our house in Nevada City! Oh, yay! The waiting game is over - we can move in! We are so EXCITED!