Well, we’re back in Georgia. We went to my home state of Massachusetts for Thanksgiving, and we had an amazingly good time. I’ve got photos, so I’ll spread this over a few entries.
We arrived in Boston last Friday the 19th, picked up our rental car (that was a hassle!), and drove to my friend John Robert G’s house on the outskirts of Gloucester. JR hadn’t met hubby John or our son Ben before, so it was really fun for me to see them all interact with one another. Ben made himself right at home, playing pool.
After a while, we met up with JR’s friend Maryanne P. at a great restaurant called Alchemy. She was delayed arriving – she had gotten a flat tire. Ben ate, then played with his “Carnage” figure until he fell asleep on the comfty couch-seat. JR and John talked, and Maryanne and I got to know one another a little bit. We talked about the possibility of collaborating on a children’s book (She’s an illustrator). Darn, I didn’t get her picture! JR insisted on treating for the meal (thanks!) and I picked up (most of) the tab for the wine. We stayed up for a while, talking out on the deck and inside.
JR (aka Sanskrit) treated us (and especially Ben) to a performance of his fire-breathing. Thank you for not setting the deck on fire, John. Ben was very impressed (me too). By the way, I loved the Halloween statement. Wouldn’t try it in Georgia, though. When it was time to hunker in for the night, we snuggled into a very wonderfully comfortable bed on the first floor (the pillows were exceptional).
Next morning, we walked a little bit from the house over to the shoreline. It was a very dramatic view (the full sense of it is only lightly touched by the photograph). We climbed around on the rocks for a while, then JR took us on the grand drive of the area. What a gorgeous place to live! I loved it. We came back to the house for some brunch, said our goodbyes… and drove to Maria’s house.
To be continued…