Saturday, October 29, 2005

!! POWER'S ON !!

Huzzah! We have power! Wilma was without doubt the worst we've had in years. Our phones are still down - cell phone are back on, though - and most important, the power came back about an hour ago. That meant we could raise our electric shutters and get out of flashlight living for 24 hours a day. Much damage,but will detail later after hot coffee and a hot shower!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

October the Great

We were away from home for 19 days. To be home again is my idea of bliss. Make no mistake, we had a blast, but it was time to return to reality. We met great people, but not in the class with friends.

We did travel with one unwelcome companion. We had rain almost every step of the way. We decided to look on the positive side of it. For instance, while the FDR Memorial in Washington is impressively memorable on a sunny day, a visit after dark in a falling mist is truly awesome. An ocean front room on the Jersey coast in gale force winds that blows the rain horizontally can be adventuresome. All along the trip there were sights and sounds that were altered in a positive way by rain. The fall leaves of Vermont were nothing like they are depicted on calendars, but had a unique and unexpected beauty.

The self designed excursion started with a near disaster, but ended with a tremendous surprise which was breath taking. Tell you all about in future posts.

Thursday, October 13, 2005


Rain has followed us north from Florida to Vermont. We have had a wonderful time, but feel slightly guilty to have imposed this weather on the residents of every community we've visited. This post is coming from Albany, NY. A banner has been running across the TV screen this evening announcing flood warnings for four counties in the area.

Growing out of S's head is Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island. Not great photography, but, hey! it was pouring.

Will head further west tomorrow to try to find a dry route home.