Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is relatively cool this morning but will get up to warmer, though not really very hot (for here in mid-August), temperatures later in the day. I guess it was very hot for a few weeks, so everyone is relieved by the cool temps. I was away, but I’ll get to that later. And if I am not away now, then where am I? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.
I got back into the country Monday evening. I had been gone about 10 days, leaving Friday July 31 pretty late. Actually really late – we had a late flight to begin with and it was delayed for 3 hours, so we might not have left the ground until August 1. And then the flight back was delayed 4 1/2 hours. So, yeah… And where was I? Here is a hint. I tell you later.
Going back to work after 10 days was, well, it was not fun, but the week is over (I had 7 1/2 days off).
I have been unpacking and unwinding. I am just under half way through that fun task of going through all of the photos I took. I did a couple of quick surveys first, now I am looking at them all in Photoshop one at a time. A few more days of that.
Besides the flight bungles, the trip was very good. It was with family – 18 of us, ages from 3 to 89! I will talk about it more in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks.
One thing I will say is that Covid went through our party. Most of us were not hit very hard, but… I tested negative while there, but positive when I returned home. For me it was my throat being a little scratchy (not bad) and the jet-lag lasting a little longer on return home than usual. Since we were all exposed, we all wore N95 (or equivalent) masks.
I was off of my exercise routine the entire travel period, though I did stretches and light body-weight exercises every day. I did weight exercises yesterday for the first time since 7/31 and may do a very short run later today. On returning I did dog walks, and, of course, I walked some while traveling.
Here is another clue:
Any guesses? Hint, that is the Castle Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (last scene of the movie). Outside of the film it is better known as the Castle Stalker and is located half way between Oban and Glencoe (first photo) on Loch Linnhe, located on the west coast of Scotland.
Anyway, I will be out and about today, getting back into things but avoiding people. I will be on and off of the computer and will try to stop by other people’s Coffee Shares as time premits :)
Thanks for stopping in!
(Note – I have not decided yet if my blogging break is over or if this is just a quick stop in to say “Hi!” We’ll see :) )