Sunday, October 31, 2010

Home Again

Happy Halloween,

October has been a traveling kind of month; on the boat, back at home, on the boat,back at home, on the boat... You get the idea. I love being in either location, but I could do without the six-hour drive each way. Why? when the scenery is terrific, full of NW greenery and Fall color, beautiful shorelines and interesting boat traffic. Could it be the alarm clock at 05:30 a.m. that is so annoying?  
Even an early-morning wake up couldn't diminish the dramatic beauty of a Campbell River sunrise on the morning we left.

Then we drove, and ferried, and drove some more.  OK, we did pause for a delicious lunch at El Cazador in Burlington - I had threatened the driver with physical harm if he didn't stop and feed me. And then we kept on driving while it rained, and rained, and rained. 

The flower-filled pumpkin above was waiting for me on the front porch, a UPS delivery that really said "Welcome home." (Thanks, Mom!) Today the sun is shining, the car is unloaded and most of the stuff has been stowed where it belongs. It is good to be home again.

(Small giggle to self over tonight's Halloween math: subtract a very small number of trick or treaters from one bag of Snickers and what's left? Answer: too many tiny candy bars for the freezer and/or me! OMG, how I love frozen Snickers.)