Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Update

Thursday...quick family time...family strife...hiding from animosity...keeping my mouth shut.

Friday...dawns cool...nice drive up to park...farms, cows, horses...one navigational blunder...arrive...settle in...rest...nice cabin, can't believe they only have these at one park in SC...drive to Clemson in search of decent meal for anniversary...not finding anything...worried we won't find anything and will have to settle for Ruby Tuesday's...bleh...wait, what's that?...Pixie & Bill's...lovelylovelylovely...amazing food...redeem myself for earlier navigational blunder in spades...seriously stuffed and happy...hit evil big-box store for provisions and head back to park...

Saturday...up slowly...gorgeous weather...cabin right on lake...Canada geese in distance, birds and squirrels closer by...let Husby wake up slowly...enjoy just sitting in the sun and reading Kathy Reichs...breakfast/lunch...shower...serious water pressure, really clean comfort station...on the road in search of Stumphouse Tunnel Park...cave is very neat, cool temperature, wet rock face of walls...Issaqueena Falls right nearby, lots of people...back in car, drive to trailhead for Station Cove Falls...45-minute hike, lots of neat looking trees and fairy meeting areas...falls quite pretty in spite of current drought, stop and enjoy for a bit...meander back to car...knees starting to protest hiking...hit grocery store in Walhalla for provisions...back to camp for hot dogs and wind down...

Sunday...Husby 'graining...precisely why I wanted the cabin for this trip...park myself on picnic table and enjoy sun and Kathy Reichs...weather gorgeous, decent wind...arms and face get color, I get relax time...quite happy...roust Husby mid-afternoon for bacon frying...nap for both of us...hop in car to find another grocery store, this time in Westminster, easy 15-minute drive from camp...countryside's so pretty up there....rolling hills...really not normal to be this happy...back to camp for hash, s'mores, hot cocoa...bright moon all three nights, pretty, but sucks for stargazing...wind down fast, body's punishing me/us for Saturday's hikes...quite motivational for both of us...

Monday...pack up and hit the road...Husby refreshed, better...take 17 to 25 in upper Georgia to wind our way home...REALLY beautiful, rolling hills, fields, lots of farms, long barns, cows...scenery good for dreaming, wishing, thinking about the future...Husby drives 2/3rds so I can gaze out the windows...nice guy...grab takeout, arrive home, drag stuff upstairs, partially unpack and reacclimate while laying about in dazed condition...forget to call all family members to let them know we're home...

Tuesday...day off...thank god for foresight, still a bit tired and knees aren't speaking to me...hop over to Mom's in afternoon to do laundry and play with puppy...puppy gets on nerves so take a Starbucks break...make mistake taking puppy off leash before door's closed and puppy escapes...ensuing run/panicked scramble makes knees feel even more delightful...grab Abe's Pizza for dinner, head back home, attempt unsuccessfully to get into work mode...

So we're back. I'm feeling good still about how unplugged I was up there, so will be trying to steer clear of blogging more than once a week for awhile. Besides, there's cleaning to be done, plants to get started, knitting projects, and the usual level of dreaming desire, punctuated by balmy 80-degree days and a firm resolve to get healthy. Pictures when I get around to downloading, see you in a week!

1 comment:

MeadowLark said...

Then get healthy and we'll see you soon. :)