Although I am a little disappointed to come home and see that you all did not in fact finish the bathroom for us, I am also quite relieved to see that there is no evidence of a jello-shot party here, either!
What can I say? We had a wonderful time, and with only occasional opportunities to go online — plus the fact that we forgot the cord to download from the camera to the laptop, so I couldn’t post any photos — there just wasn’t much time to blog. I thought about blogging quite a bit, and went into my own withdrawal, there is no doubt. But it was also nice to fully experience the moment, without the constant thought in the back of my head (“Oh — I’ve got to post about that!”) Bloggers, you know what I’m sayin’ ….
Well, now all photos have been downloaded and you, my friends, are in grave danger of me deciding that “you must look at slides from my vacation,” as we used to say back in the old days. I won’t subject you to that. But I’ll show you a couple of examples why I was too busy to write:
This is me at “The Falls of Lana” near Lake Dunmore in Vermont. (I love that name — I kept looking for The Lady of the Lake!) The hiking trails were easy and well maintained, but of course we crawled over rocks to get down to the water. The water was so cool and clear, Unnamed Partner took off her shorts and went for a dip, but I’m not allowed to post those photos …
We took the gondola to the top of Killington and walked around up there (which sure is a lot easier to get around when there’s no snow, but I guess if I were a better skier I’d appreciate the unbelievably long trails a little more…) There was no wi fi at the top of Killington ….
And you know we ate well on our journey, because we always do! Most of the time we stayed with my relatives in Rutland, Vermont, and in Odessa, New York, and they all took such good care of us! We had many great meals and conversations. On our jaunt out to Odessa, we also stopped in at the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca:
I have much more to tell you about, and some more images to post (including me marching with the Rutland County Democrats in the Brandon Vermont 4th of July Parade, which is led by Warren Kimble. And yes, I was wearing an Obama sticker. I’m all about taking back the White House — but I’m still going to take him to task on FISA, gun control and the death penalty.)
Thank you for indulging me in this absence, and for keeping each other entertained while I was gone. I always tell people that I enjoy blogging because I’ve met the most interesting people here! Honestly, I was worried that if I didn’t post for 10 days you all might wander away and never come back. But to be in such a serene place — both physically and spiritually — I knew I’d just let it be, and see what happened.
O.k. But for now, I’ve got a bunch of laundry to do.