So we towed home today –- cool weather, sunny skies and a tailwind. We have been wandering for over a month, letting each day dictate where we will be. But once headed home, it is hard to linger on the road, though we may have missed an opportunity to visit with a new friend we met last night.
At home we marvel at the lovely lawn and flowering azaleas (thanks Jeff), the tidy house (thanks to our pre departure diligence) and the bushels of mail. We set about our tasks.. filling the bird feeder and the sugar bowl, lots of unloading and washing and, surprisingly, a very short list of trailer tasks (thanks Lotti, our faithful silver friend.)
Al, doing his part to triage the Mail Mountain, found this quote in one of the magazines he felt obliged to review. Comparing her long bike tour to the Odyssey, one author mused,
“But the riddle of Odysseus’s journey is not that he couldn’t go home, its that he didn’t want to.”
I’ll have to think about that.
Meanwhile the blog will be silent for a while. Thanks for all your comments and encouragement --- especially to you Dan and Rene. We missed you on the road.