For over a year my husband, Richard, and I have been planning a major trip to Alaska. All along we said we would pack the bus well in advance of our departure slated for this day at 6:00 am. We only missed that goal by five and a half hours, which is not bad since we are going to be gone four and one-half months.
During our travels, I’ll try to blog a little at the end of each day so our family and friends know where we are and what we are up to. The thing I am looking forward to the most about this trip (our fourth trip in twenty years) is having our adult kids and their families fly to meet us for a week each in Alaska.
Four hours into our trip, Richard stopped for his afternoon nap. My dear husband’s naps are famous among our family and friends. No one bothers to call him in the late afternoon. He is sound asleep in his bed, with the heating blanket going strong (more on this at a later date). Cell turned off and I’m left with instructions on what time to wake him up for whatever is next on his list. You can be sure it isn’t just sitting around watching the time fly by.
No, Richard is like the energizer bunny. He just keeps moving. I think his motto is A MOVING TARGET IS HARD TO HIT. I’m thrilled he has so much get-up-and-go. The problem is he expects me to get up and go every time he moves, but my get up and go, got up and went a long time ago.
We recently bought a NEATO Robot vacuum cleaner. My cousin and her husband, Debbie and Dennis, have one and I fell in love with it. You schedule it to clean the whole house or certain rooms on a certain day and it will take off on its own when the time comes. If his battery power runs out, he goes back to his station, docks and when his battery is recharged he goes right back where he left off and finishes the job.
I call this little guy Raylan after Timothy Olyphant’s character on JUSTIFIED. I LOVE this show, and nothing makes me giddier than sitting in my recliner, feet up, watching US Marshall Raylan Givens at work while Robot Raylan (RR) vacuums my floors. Doesn’t get any better than that.
Anyway, Richard reminds me of RR. He goes until his battery runs out and then he docks and recharges. Next thing you know, he’s gone again. Two small differences between these two are I don’t have to feed RR and I don’t have to clean Richard’s dust bin.
For the next two weeks, we will be in Lincolnton, Georgia for two music festivals. The Little Roy and Lizzy Music Festival next weekend and the Jeff and Shari Easter’s Lewis Family Homecoming the following weekend. We’ll be visiting with family and friends during that time. In the evening, I’ll give you the highlights of the activities.
Until next time,