But when we got into North Carolina, we stopped at the Sams Gap welcome center on I-26 and I sampled the autumn color.
Those distant mountains are the Blue Ridge -- some of the same ones we see from our house but at a slightly different angle.
And now I have to get to work. I've unpacked and the washer is churning. All those receipts have to be put with my tax stuff -- a lot of this trip was mercifully deductible. And there are some thank yous and follow ups to conversations begun this weekend to write . Maybe tomorrow I 'll post a little web album of some more pictures from Baltimore.
And, of course, number one priority in the coming weeks is Miss Birdie.
But I don't have to fix dinner! Justin and Claui, who've been looking after the house and the critters, left a delicious looking Spanish stew in the refrigerator for us, as well as a big chunk of cake -- are those great kids, or what?