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.


Marilyn said...

Glad you had a safe trip. Too bad about the rain, but it sounds like you were able to take it in stride. :)

ZinniaSoCA said...

Just loving your blog! I can't travel, so friends like you take me along and give me some experiences I might not otherwise have had.



ZinniaSoCA said...

Well... I'm waiting for the grand surprise! And still enjoying your lovely blog.