This morning we picked up our rental van. Our friend Bob stopped over. We showed him what plants have to be watered. We invited him to come over as often as he would like. Sit on the back deck and enjoy the view of Route 1 and our Purple Martins in our backyard oasis. Neighbors on either side of our house will be keeping an eye on our house as we do their when they are away. We don't often go away so usually we're the ones watching the house. It's a reverse situation this time. Probably the last time both Bill and I will be making a trip together.
The main purpose of this trip is for Bill to visit his hometown of Toccoa, Georgia. Bill is 82 years old now and this will probably be the last time he sees his hometown. We visited last year but only stayed a few hours in the afternoon, not enough time for Bill to visit his old haunts.
Later we will be visiting my brother in Greenville, South Carolina. We'll stay there a few nights then we're off to Cades Cove, Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains National Park. Bill has never seen this beautiful American Shangri-la. I am looking forward to showing him around. On the way I hope to meet up with several of my family cousins in Tennessee and North Carolina.
We have no set time to be at any place, this is a casual trip. I don't like to be tied down to a "If this is Tuesday this must be Belgium" schedule.
I'm taking my iPad and iPhone with me and hope to keep my blog updated but I cannot guarantee that I will. If you don't here from me for a few days, don't panic. I will be back.
As much as I'm looking forward to this trip I am going to miss my home here. I am truly at home here in Delaware. For the first time in my life I am living in a place that doesn't feel like a temporary way station on the way to my permanent home. This is my home and I will be glad to return.
|Paying for the rental this morning|