Monday, October 21, 2013

On the Move Again, Like a Ping Pong Ball

As you may have noticed, I've been absent from Blogland for the last several days, and that's because I've been gallivanting all over tarnation.  I've had people to see and places to be.  So, off I went.

I guess I just don't like letting the grass grow too long under my feet.

Anyway, my father had asked me to accompany him up to our cabin in the northern Pennsylvania mountains.  He's got a bit of a project underway there, and we both wanted to check on its progress.

So off we went up into the woods.  After a pleasant two hour drive, we spent a lovely 24 hours or so together, checking on the project, relaxing, reading, enjoying each other's company, and eating good food.

Next, we dashed back to our home, staying there for a mere ten hours.  Eight of them were spent sleeping, and the other two were used to unpack and repack our suitcases.

We headed southeast to Philadelphia, to enjoy the wedding of a longterm friend.  Melissa is in her sixties, but she and her husband-to-be were just as obviously smitten with each other as if they were teens.

What a joyful occasion!  And it was all the more fun for us, as some other out of state friends attended who we haven't seen for several years.  We had plenty of time to enjoy the ceremony together, and to catch up on each others' lives.

We earnestly wish Melissa and her new husband Rick many years of happiness and fun times together.

From Philadelphia, we made the hour trip to Reading, Pennsylvania, where we spent the night at my parents' home.  Even though we had just been together with them at the cabin, we always seem to find plenty of topics to talk about.

The fun wasn't over yet, so the next morning we got in the car again and made the hour drive to visit daughter Lindsay and this little sweetie:

Granddaughter Ellie, watching "Bubble Guppies"
Lindsay's husband was working all day, so we were glad to at least have some lunch with Lindsay and Ellie.  I got a few huggles and snuggles, too.

Finally, the husband/lover/hot date and I headed to the local Imax theater.  We had heard and read such great reviews of the movie "Gravity," and we wanted to be sure to catch it while it was still in the theater.  

Wow, is all I can say.  We watched this flick on the large Imax screen in 3-D, which I propose is the best way to see this particular movie.  

It if doesn't get some Academy Awards for cinematography or special effects, then I'll be both surprised and disappointed.  

I won't give any spoilers, but suffice it to say, I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire ninety minutes.  This will definitely be a movie I remember.  

As always, the two main cast members, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney were awesome.  Did they both survive?  Nope, not telling.  Go see it.

It had been a wild four days.  After an uneventful two hour drive home, we had a pizza and settled in for a few hours of relaxing before bedtime.

Oh, one more thing - we finally had our first fire of the season.  We haven't yet turned on our heat, and our fireplace just did the trick and took the nip out of the air.  We always try to wait as long as possible into the Fall before turning on our heater.

As you can see, my mantle is fairly bare.  Decorating will have to be for another day.  

Stay tuned.  There are just a few days before I'm traveling again.  

1 comment:

  1. Kathy and I both loved that movie and your right about the special effects making you feel like you were there.

    Glad you had time to spend with family for all those special moments. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time..