Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dream Drive

We thought we would get away, go for a drive, see some autumnal sights, hang out just the two of us for a while, just like it used to be. We borrowed something akin to the "Family Truckster" and a little camper and decided to just drive. We bought groceries. Nothing that made sense really, just things that sounded really good- and perhaps a little pointless, because we could. (Wonka's Everlasting Gobstoppers-check-Izze sodas- check-large bag of peanut M & M's-check- beef jerky- (that is Jamie's) check. You know, really healthy live off the land type stuff. We packed sweaters and old jeans and boots and big cozy blankets and a couple of mixed tapes that we made. We filled up the gas tank and just started to drive- deciding not to stop until someplace looked quaint, looked rugged, looked inviting, looked fun.

Ah, just the two of us. The two of us to enjoy the scenery, to hike and bike, to fish (not to eat...just to catch...I heard that was fun, so I thought we'd try....) To watch stars. To talk, or not talk, just listen to each other. Listen to nothing. To cook on an open flame in the great outdoors- we're making s'mores later, want one? (I did remember to buy all of the supplies for those!)

That was short lived.There goes Jamie driving away. He just found out that there is no running water in our little camper. He is leaving me here in the woods so he can go check in to the Motor Lodge down the street that does have water- including a toilet that flushes, and a shower. And cable. Oh well. I will enjoy the silence for a while- catch up on some reading...some sleep...have some uninterrupted thoughts (if I can...) I hope there aren't any bears here. The leaves are still so pretty. I wonder if there is a Starbucks near by....

Cards made by Blackbird Letterpress. Cards via here. Thank you.

*This entire story is fiction...just so you know. We are completely housebound with the children- but its nice to dream....Jamie would totally ditch me in the woods though- that part could (or would) be 100% true.

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