Published: September 4th 2009September 4th 2009
What's not to love?
Blogger's note:Bear with us loyal blog readers, we are generally away from internet service so some blog entries will be written and posted later, maybe en masse while several days may go by between postings.
8/29/09 Since we left St. Louis, I have been quite buoyant. Our moods have been high and the highway has us excited. That was not the case for me today. I had the blues, which was curious because I also had my first reunion with the California coast in years. The ocean always makes me happy. Not today. I think the reunion caused me to grieve a little. My thoughts ranged from remembering the excitement of moving to the Bay Area in 1994 (lost youth?), to thoughts of my late father in law who was a dear man. He called religiously every Saturday morning while we lived in California just to check in. He would not be calling today. I'm missing him. Finally, I was realizing that school was beginning next week and I would not be joining my wonderful former colleagues for the trials and triumphs of another year at John Burroughs School. Fortunately, when I shared this with Melisse, she understood, gave me
Melisse and Ruby G
Lovely camp spot on the coast
a hug and said, "We're on vacation Dave." I believe this mood will evaporate quickly.