Then, rather than returning home, Bruce and I are taking some vacation time. The rest of the week, as a matter of fact! Our plan? Meandering. We've lived here a year now, and have not seen nearly enough of this beautiful place we now call home. So we are packing up the tent and sleeping bags, hiking boots and other necessities, and heading out. . . thataway.
Oh, we do have a few rough ideas of where to go; I've bought a few books, and various local folks have been eager to recommend the places they love. And we will in all likelihood end up at a B&B or hotel somewhere along the line, as there is a limit to how long I am willing to go without a hot shower. But the only real reservation we have at the moment is over at the home of the Rev. Ref and his Lovely Wife, where we hope to land for a night toward the end of the week.
Now, those who know me best will perhaps find this a bit unusual. I am not what you'd call well-known for random spontaneity. Relax-- this adventure is not altogether out of character. We do have some plans, and I have copious maps and contact info for the area we'll be exploring. There are Lists aplenty, my friends! But what we will do, on which day... will be in the hands of God and the weather and our mood.
See you in a week!