T’was The Night Before Travel…

April 18, 2023

Good lord… it took me the entire day to pack for this trip. I had all sizes of suitcases out, hoping maybe I’d manage with the mama bear… but no… ended up putting mama and baby bear away and went with the grand ol’ papa bear suitcase. Ugh. It’s a beast and will be brutal during times of transport. But man… how DO you pack for a month of variable and unpredictable weather, a variety of activities — some dressy, some outdoorsy — and not take a million things. Plus a whole bunch of gifts. Plus laptop, books, and whoa nelly it adds up. (I still have to find a place for 3 boxes of See’s candy, a large gift bag full of treasures, and a gift book.


I will be.. with any luck… posting daily in the weeks to come, so I’ll not go into any detail now… but what a trip this is going to be!


I drove out to the airport to pick up my travel buddy for the first (of four) legs of this journey. MATTY! And on the way to the airport came upon about a mile or two of these… bright blue flowering shrubs dotted along Rd 102. So so pretty! No idea what they are, though they look like ceanothus, at least from a distance.


And finally, let the record show: we planted our tomatoes today (we meaning Mary the gardener, of course). That should make Jim happy. We (Mary) also planted basil, eggplant, peppers, yellow squash and zucchini. The chard’s going gangbusters, as are the parsley, carrots, garlic, strawberries and onions. We can still harvest broccoli, as well, though it’s at the end of its run.

And, who knew we were growing celery!

And that’s the up to the minute. Fingers crossed boarding the train tomorrow goes smoothly!

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