Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Our drive from Maryland to North Carolina was pleasantly uneventful until we were 20 miles from home. Traffic came to a halt in the gorge, and we sat there for one and a half hours. There was a long stretch with no exits, leaving us no alternative. The attraction of the moment was the rising of the moon. When we finally moved, we passed an 18-wheeler on a tow truck headed in the wrong direction. It was a strange sight. The four-lane interstate was squeezed by mountains on both sides with a concrete Jersey barrier down the middle. Perhaps the road was closed again later to allow that rig to escape.

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Darkness on the left is the empty interstate going the other way.

Needless to say, we dragged ourselves into the house, carrying as much as possible. Nathaniel clapped his hats on my head for an easy ride in.

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After the car was unpacked, Nathaniel performed his mirror ritual. His summer has officially begun.  [Every time he comes to stay, he moves the mirror to the hanger where the former owners hung a clock.  He is the only one who can use it easily, although David can see himself on tiptoe.]

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A couple of days later, a cloud invited itself to dinner on our porch. It shied away at the last moment.

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21 thoughts on “Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

    1. I don’t think we’ll take any long trips until August. Our daughter Kate is coming down to spend almost two weeks with us. That should be a fun time.

      xxx summer hugs xxx


  1. Every 12 hours we have the tide rise, every visit you “the look back.” Glad to see the young man has not shirked his duties. Glad your back home safe. Nice to go away, always good to get back home. CT for us next week.


    1. The mirror ritual is a fixture now. That’s nice that you are going to CT. We’re home to stay for the summer, we think. Others are coming to us now. The grandsons’ mother will be with us for a couple of weeks. She’s sure to show up here on the blog.


    1. There were immediate things to be thankful for. We were not involved in an accident, and the temperature was bearable. We each did what we wanted to do. John slept, and Nathaniel and I played games on our phones. The rising moon was an added bonus. Oh, we could also let David know why we were not home on time.

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