|Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (1939)|
Homesickness is an emotion shared by many, young and old. While the American spirit has always encouraged travel and exploration. We usually are happy to return home — at least for a while.
And, so it was with Grenville and myself, maybe even more as my name is also Dorothy. However, I have never owned a pair of ruby red shoes.
After nearly 3 weeks on the road traveling from NH to FL and places in between, we were ready and happy to return home to Nashua. To be sure we had a great time and, thankfully, no bad weather, aside from rainy days which prohibited outdoor adventures. Yes, we are fair weather explorers, who do not enjoy walking around in inclement weather. While there were some indoor venues we could have visited, as luck would not have it, a couple were closed on the particular days we were there.
But as posted about earlier, the main focus of this trip, aside from Grenville's ham radio convention in Orlando, FL, was to also visit friends and family in NJ, FL, AL, and GA some of whom we had not seen in several years. It was great to see everyone again; hopefully, the next time will be sooner.
|February 25 snowstorm in Nashua, NH|
|Clearing after the snowstorm|
|Forecast for Nashua, NH, this week|
Anyone who has been away from home, knows there are a myriad of tasks to catch up on, which for apt dwellers such as ourselves, are lessened somewhat. Besides shopping, there's always the laundry and housekeeping chores.
In addition, I spent several hours this weekend catching up on some of your recent blog posts. Because of time constraints, I did not comment on all of your earlier posts; but did endeavor to comment on the most recent posts. Most days, many of my fellow bloggers are more prolific than myself in posting. I enjoy your images, views and photos, thank you.
|L. Frank Baum, circa 1911|
Did you know that Lyman Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, did not name any of the witches in his series of 14 Oz books? (neither did I). In the novel, Dorothy simply throws water on the WW in a fit of anger.
There won't be many posts detailing our recent road trip. I still have catch-up posts about several of our 2021 New England explorations.
Before then, a future post will detail our visit to a GA town which has trademarked itself as The Hollywood of the South.
Thanks to everyone for the reactive comments to last week's Friday Funnies. It was fun reading them. And, now, some may also be looking at commonplace items in a different (funny) way.