I'm back! I've been away for a few days - literally. Son Mark is off on a big adventure, traveling across the USA. He and I left Tuesday for Bangor so that he could board a Greyhound bus early Wednesday morning, bound for the Big Apple. He meets up with his tour group there tonight and they leave NYC early tomorrow morning on a 26 day tour, ending in California. This particular tour company specializes in tours for young people, so they will all be in their 20's and early 30's. I know he will have a blast and no doubt there'll be lots of partying goin' on... but what a great adventure for him. He is not an experienced traveler (yet!) but he will be when this is over.. lol. So I bid him goodbye in Bangor yesterday at 5a.m. He has already had a few interesting "experiences" along the way. I was (okay, still am) a bit worried about how he will manage on his own... first off, in the huge metropolis of Manhattan, but he did find his way from the bus station to the hotel, and then to Madison Square Garden for his first NBA game (Knicks vs. Suns). He passed through Times Square several times last night, so saw all the lights and felt "the pulse"...It IS pretty exciting/amazing your first time there... Today he has been playing the tourist, doing a guided tour of Lower Manhattan, and hopefully he got up the Empire State Building to take in the awesome view of the city.
He has started a blog- who knew there would be another blogger in the family!!! Although by his own admission, (he thinks) he is not much of a writer, he does write with humour and I'm sure it will be entertaining to say the least, to read of his adventures. Of course it will be totally dependant on when and where he can access wifi, but I'm hoping he will keep it up. At least it will relieve my worries somewhat, knowing with each post that he is still alive... So if you'd like to follow his travels and adventures, you can find his blog here. Just remember this is a young male writing.. so it may be a slightly different "perspective" than you and I might have....and there may be some interesting language occasionally..... who knows what else? If nothing else, check it out to read about the "excitement" on the bus yesterday.. what a way to start off his trip!!! That post is titled "Quite a Start".
No photos today, sorry.. wish I could have taken a pic of the moose we saw along the highway, or the beautiful fox who "played chicken" with me yesterday on my way back.. I'm quite sure he lost some fur from his tail, as I passed over him - I didn't "hit" him as there was no thump - and I saw him jump the snowbank into the ditch in my rearview mirror - he's definitely on his second life. Lucky guy...
But do come back tomorrow for a view of my latest quilt- borders are all on, I just have to re-do two of the mitered corners to my satisfaction then the top will be done. Next task is to figure out how I will quilt it... all suggestions gratefully received...
The joy is in the journey, not at the journey's end.