I was away!

 I did some traveling at the end of September 2015, so I've been away from posting and took some time off. I traveled to Boston and saw both of my sons and their wives, a real treat. I find traveling a bit hard, especially when I go alone -but Steve opted to stay home & take care of the pets . . . it's hard to get him out of Florida these days! First stop was to spend a few days with my youngest son Dallas and his wife Liz.

 I spent 3 nights at their Beacon Hill apartment. My first full day there we went on a long walk to various Boston neighborhoods and by the time the night was over (we walked to dinner too) we had covered almost 9 miles or 20,000 steps!! Here are a few photos I took . . .

I've added more photos from our walking tour HERE including some amazing Boston architecture mixing the old with the new. I am not used to walking as much as Dallas or Liz is, but I did not get too tired (yay!) and it was a lot of fun. I saw so much more than if we had been driving around . . . Dallas tries to avoid that in Boston! The spectacular aerial sculpture (6th & 7th photos) is by Janet Echelman. This was something I asked if they could take me to, it hangs above the Rose Kennedy Greenway and is so amazing! More photos via the "walking tour" link above. The next day we drove north of Boston to an apple picking farm and met up with my older son Decklin & his wife Tina. LOTs of people were there to pick apples but we got along just fine, as you can see ;O)

Afterwards we went to Decklin & Tina's house for dinner and I enjoyed seeing their 2 cats, Paprika & Coriander. I was missing my kitten, Lightning! The next day I got on a Ferry at Boston Harbor to go to Provincetown. I went to visit 2 wonderful friends of mine who I met in Sarasota, that have businesses in P-Town and live there during the summer season. Then they come down to Sarasota in the winter. Going to Provincetown was an adventure for me, but I did really enjoy it. I even went on a whale watching trip!! Thank you Theresa & Kristyn for a spectacular visit ❤

Provincetown Harbor

Unfortunately it was too stormy at sea to take the 90 minute ferry back to Boston 2 days later, they had to cancel it. Instead  the company provided a direct motor coach (a nice bus!) the longer way around, 2-1/2 hours. Decklin & Tina met up with me at Boston Harbor and I spent a lovely night with them before flying home to Steve & the pets the next day. 

Phew! I was gone for a whole week and happy to get home, unpack and know where my things were again instead of rummaging through a small bag to find them! But I must say, it was a good trip. After returning home I caught some kind of sickness where I did not have much energy and didn't feel like doing much. Fortunately, I'm over it now and happy to report I'm feeling better. I did one journal spread in my small moleskine while traveling (on the plane!) and have recently done some more pages . . . I will share them here soon! I am enjoying working in that small space again. I just found my small moleskine glue book from 5 years ago and excitedly told Steven, "There are a number of blank pages at the end!"

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.
— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist