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Monday, June 28, 2010

Hot Feet, Cold Feet

COLD FEET: Now that the departure day for my drive across America has arrived, I am suddenly reluctant to leave home. Maybe three nights of full-moon sailing on the Chesapeake with my hubby has something to do with that. Maybe summer break and being able to have lunch with my oldest daughter in the middle of the week is another good reason. I'm looking at an accordion file stuffed with songs from 6 years of teaching at Two Rivers and I could spend the summer organizing that into the songbook of my dreams or I could just sit at the piano and play and sing all day long. Morning Glory will have it's way with my garden and I won't be able to bake pies.

HOT FEET: I have been dreaming of this journey for several years. It is the first of many, I hope, and I am going to relish it. I have a brand new car (thanks, Bill, for doing the research) and more gadgets than I know what to do with: iTouch, Bluetooth, GPS, Satellite radio. But I will also have good, traditional entertainment with my ukulele, books and a knitting project. Ah, yes, and the camera. I just can't help but share the many adventures ahead with friends and family so I hope you will visit my blog from time to time over the summer. My friends out West, here I come but not for a couple of weeks.

Tomorrow I will be in southwest Virginia traveling The Crooked Road, a music heritage trail of the Appalachia, including the Carter Family homestead. I am hoping to hike along the New River and visit an evening jam session at the Stringbean Coffee Shop in Galax, VA. Today I am trying to pack for at least 3 climates and two months of travel. Oh, yes, and create a blog. Gotta go!