After three months in the California desert without any rain, we look forward to returning home to Nanoose on April 1st to see the results of the recent rains here.
I have learned to love the desert through the experience of hiking. This was a new activity for me in a new environment. By joining hiking groups, I learned new skills, gained a greater knowledge of wildflowers, geology, history and met many hikers to enjoy my interest with. I enclose a picture from a recent hike that captures the beauty of the desert.
I sincerely believe that you get out of PROBUS what you put in and to the degree in which you participate. If you are not yet in a Special Interest Group, look over the list and see what interests you or sign-up for an Out & About activity. Also, please consider introducing a friend to PROBUS
I would like to again express my sincere gratitude to Heather Popple, Don Dempson and Doug Pearson for chairing meetings for me in my absence. I look forward to returning from my snowbird experience in Palm Springs and greeting everyone at the April meeting.