"We haven't disappeared; We're just traveling."

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Away on a road trip or a few days, visiting some places I've been interested in for a while. Finally made it to the little town of Jim Thorpe, PA. It has a lovely (if touristy) historic district, made even lovelier by the fall colors of the trees in the mountains just outside of town.

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Yesterday I dropped Mrs. V. off in Piermont NY for a music event. This meant driving most of the length of LI then Queens then The Bronx into Westchester and across the Cuomo Bridge to Rockland County and then back on a Friday. :eek2:

I survived. Happily Mrs. V. will be taking the Jitney on the return trip. :-D
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Later today I will shut down my PC so it will get packed for the trip to Texas. Won't be posting much this week as we brave some bad weather on the trip home.

Next year we won't stay so late. :nope:
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Meeting of the statewide Progressive Caucus in Greensboro today. I'll be AFK most of the day.
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Made it back to Texas yesterday. Busy unloading and putting things way. Just got my PC set up. More later.
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Happy winter hibernation, and thanks for the most enjoyable L.I. reportings!

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Volkonski wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Made it back to Texas yesterday. Busy unloading and putting things way. Just got my PC set up. More later.
I miss the North Fork already!!! :crying:

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On our trip back to Texas we experienced some of the coldest weather we have experienced in years. It was down in the teens overnight the first two nights. :( We didn't have winter jackets but luckily never had to spend much time outside.

For the first time we used the steering wheel and seat heaters in the van. After all the work closing up and loading up my back really appreciated the warmth. :)

We left Tuesday morning and fought our way thru NYC via the northern route thru Queens and the Bronx. The weather forecast was grim but the rain stopped before we got to the city. The traffic did not. ;)

Things remained clear until near the PA-MD border when it started snowing. To the west the sky was clear so driving thru the snow we could see the sun setting.

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When we reached Winchester, VA we walked from the hotel to a restaurant. The first walk in the snow that we have done for many years.

Packing the van before leaving WInchester.

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Wednesday, snow on the ground south of Winchester.

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A bit of fall color.

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Wednesday night we stayed in Loudon, TN in the Great Smoky Mountains. Found a Mexican restaurant that served a 32 ounce draft Dos XX dark beer for $5.25. A serving for one of Parrillada Mexicana was more than we could eat but cost only $12.00. Definitely going back there on a future trip. :)

Thursday we had light rain most of the way to Hattiesburg, MS.

Friday dawned clear and we made an early start getting home at 3:31 PM. I can be exact about the time since that is the moment I disarmed our security system. ;)

While driving home we learned that our older daughter and her husband were in Galveston and Houston this past week for an education conference. They finished yesterday afternoon and came to stay the night with us. :-D

They are vegan and we are Keto so going to a restaurant together can be challenging. The local Indian restaurant worked out for us.

This morning we did an early exchange of Christmas gifts before they headed home.

Out to the Houston Symphony this afternoon. Then on Thursday Mrs. V. heads up to the Texas Toot early music event thru Sunday. Then on Tuesday we head up to Bastrop for Thanksgiving at our younger daughter's in-laws. Then Friday up to Wichita Falls to see our older daughter's new house (they have downsized) then back to Baytown to begin a round of medical checkups and prepare for Christmas.

Sure is nice to slow down after all the work of closing the cottage and driving back to Texas. ;)
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Glad you and Mrs. V made it home okay, Volki. I've been thinking of you two :bighug: .

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@Mr. V: Welcome back! I adore seat heaters (blown in hot air makes me nauseous) and use them all the time for my bad back.

Sorry to tell you that Megachurch Shyster Joel Olsteen has Kayne West appearing at Lakewood Church. :brickwallsmall: It seems to be all the local news cares to cover. Enjoy the Symphony!
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In Bastrop, TX at our younger daughter's in law's for Thanksgiving.

Driving up yesterday the westbound traffic leaving our city was backed up so far on I 10 due to the San Jacinto River Bridge barge crash damage lane closures that we detoured south across the Ship Channel and took 225 west to Beltway 8 north to get to I 10.

West of the 610 Loop traffic was jammed on I 10 in both directions. Fortunately there there is a section of westbound toll road there that parallels I 10 so those willing and able to pay can avoid the traffic. This is followed by a section of HOV lanes so we sped past the jam.

Once we turned onto Hwy 71 toward Bastrop traffic was light as befits the highway serving a city of about 9000 people even at holiday times. ;)
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Had a dark foggy rainy drive from Bastrop to Wichita Falls yesterday. Spending today with our older daughter and her husband. Saw their temporary apartment last night and will see their "new" house today. It is undergoing renovations currently.

Drive home tomorrow like so many others. :?
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I'm in Bathysphere or wherever it is, visiting my dad for a few days. Back home Monday. No forum maintenance chores Sunday morning - the wifi here is spotty.

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:boxing:

Oh, wait... not that kind of boxing. Nevermind. :blackeyesmall:

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Just got back from the Cayamo music cruise. A seven day floating music festival. No internet, no TV. Just music.

So I haven’t seen a paper or looked at The Fogbow. What have I missed?
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Maybenaut wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:28 am
Just got back from the Cayamo music cruise. A seven day floating music festival. No internet, no TV. Just music.

So I haven’t seen a paper or looked at The Fogbow. What have I missed?
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I just returned my 4 year old granddaughter to her parents. She spent a week with us (Mimi and Papa). It was her first trip without her parents or 6 year old sister. We had FUN riding the metro trolley, going for several walks, gong to the Nature Resource Center, playing with solitary Siri cat (who got on the bed with granddaughter -a first), and playing with Play Do. She also voluntarily took alone time on the top bunk of the bunk beds.

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What fun! We started traveling with our granddaughter on her own when she was three. She loves it, and it's great fun for every one of us!
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AndyinPA wrote:
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What fun! We started traveling with our granddaughter on her own when she was three. She loves it, and it's great fun for every one of us!
We used to have my nephew for a week when he was little. Much fun, but W2 would go to work once he left and shake the hands of coworker parents. How could they do that every day??

One trip we went to NYC and stayed near the UN. We took a helicopter ride (pre 9-11, also might have been a Trump Hotel), a carriage ride, a boat ride, swam on the 40-somethingth floor, ate dirty water dogs from a street cart, saw the dinosaurs at the museum, tried to figure out the rules of a cricket game, etc. I thought we were a shoe-in for the Best Aunt Award.

But then he visited my sister in Washington State. They took him to an SCA war, with knights and kings. He had a tent, costume, a role to play.

I only made him feel like a rich kid. She took him back in time. :lol:
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:bighug:
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:thumbs: :bighug:
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Arrived this afternoon in Maui. Mrs. Reeve and I spend a lot of time here and love it and bought a place here a while ago. Needless to say I''ll have more important stuff to do the next couple of weeks than check in on the nutz. I'll take a peek now and then when Mrs. Reeve goes shopping (I hate shopping and do not accompany her on that activity).

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I'm AFK all day, heading to the town with the stupidest name in North Cackilacki. :wave:
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Just like the happy things thread, we haven't seen anything on this thread in a while. :(
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I was considering taking a trip, to the other side couch, but it's so hard to get comfortable in a new place and I hate packing, so I didn't.
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