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When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!

P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).

I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.

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June 16, 2011

Oh, What a Beautiful Evening!!!

I'm back home now and as I was getting ready to fix dinner, I finally got around to rolling up my dining room window blinds and oh, how gorgeous the sky was!   I figured I'd better take a couple of pictures to share.

And I'm kicking myself because I didn't take one single picture of January and Maggie's little house that they just moved into.  It's like a little dollhouse and I'm just so happy thinking of them being in it.  January, if you want to send me a picture or two, I'd be happy to post them. :)

Had a real nice visit with them - a good dinner at one of their favorite restaurants, Franklin's, in Hyattsville.  Good food but I'm pretty sure their air wasn't working that night and oh my gosh, it was hot!!  January and I got to spend Friday morning together cause she didn't have to be to work until 1:00 p.m. so we had a short but sweet visit.

And then I spent Friday through Wednesday morning at Chris's and that's always nice too.  He's getting ready for a big party so I helped him out a little by dusting a bunch of his shelves of glass and polishing a few silver cocktail shakers that he's collected.

I had stayed through Wednesday morning to get a report on Heather's doctor visit Tuesday afternoon.  It went well and he has said she can start coming in every two weeks now instead of every week.  But she's got a long road ahead of her getting that arm back to normal.

And, that's pretty much it.  Got home yesterday around 3:00 p.m. and would have been earlier if they hadn't had "road work ahead" signs every five miles!  I needed to go grocery shopping and such, but what I REALLY needed was to get my hair cut and thank heavens I did.  I was getting close to just shaving my head.

So now my pictures...

You can see little bits of the river here and there...

and a bigger snick of river.  Isn't that just a gorgeous sky?

Oh, and last thought - I picked up my new eyeglasses today - my first pair of rimless specs.  I think with the new prescription I can sing "I can see clearly now, the haze is gone", but I'm having trouble being bothered by the little nose-piece and ear-piece ends that hook on to the lenses.  Do any of my readers have these and were you troubled and then finally didn't notice them anymore?  I'm hoping that's what will happen.  I'm also hoping that if I'm really seeing better (and I'm pretty sure I am), maybe my eyes won't always feel so tired.

And that's all, except to wish everyone a happy weekend. :)

1 comment:

Christoper said...

Such pretty, big piles of clouds!
Thanks again for the help around the house on your visit!

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