Thursday, July 06, 2006

NOTHING COULD BE FINER....
than to be in Carolina....

Just a quick post from the Watauga County Library in Boone, NC. I arrived last evening after a 5 1/2 hour drive down I-77 in torrential rain. I actually enjoyed the drive; I just took my time and listened to some great music that I brought along.

Woke up this morning with Samuel hopping on my bed. It is SOOOOO good to see him. Those of you who haven't seen him in a while would be really surprised to see how slender and "buff" he is now. This summer, he's spent a good amount of time on his boss's mountain bike, riding in the mountains around the winery where he works. This morning I went with him to pick up a bike that he has had his eye on, and he's already off on an afternoon ride with his friend, Kirk. He has spent the summer biking and reading, and he seems like a happy camper (who is ready to get back into town and start a new job at a local high-end restaurant.)

The mountains are glorious in their full summertime greenery. I hope to get out to do some walking on a couple of familiar trails I've walked all my life. I also hope to get over to see Grandma Ruth. The report is that she's having a hard time sleeping and stays rather confused. I just want to hold her hand in mine. I can't get enough of her love!

The Smithsonian Institute also holds its summer art programs on the ASU campus. The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is in place, and there is a Pilobolus Dance Troupe performance Saturday night that I plan on attending. The area is ALIVE with art and creative things....makes me think I'd like to be here in the summer in the future. Hmmmm....

Time's running out on my library computer. I hope to get some photos of the mountains to post once I get back to the Farm. Looking forward to a visit from Dana and James next week. Joe Davis and I had a short visit Tuesday evening...So good to see him....I love it when the farm family comes home!

Bye from Boone!

1 comment:

MariettaRomantic said...

Reading your entry brought tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful time you must be having. Love to you, Sammie and your family there!
Will