Kitty is done with us

Kitty is done with us

Olive the cat in the suitcase.
Every single time I pack, this comes about. Olive is carried out with our holidays.

We had a tiring but enjoyment weekend. I have made a decision that a 6-hour travel on Friday, followed by 6-several hours on Sunday to get dwelling, is much too considerably for me.

I never mind the extensive drives like we took to Santa Barbara in August. That is because we stayed for awhile. My overall body had time to loosen up and recuperate.

We arrived in San Diego Friday with a person hour to rest and get study for a 30-moment drive to the marriage ceremony location. What saved us on the drive was listening to “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham. It is astounding how textbooks on tape — or Audible — make the drives fly by.

I produced the error of booking our hotel space in Santee, SC — as an alternative of Santee, CA. Oops.

Who realized there was extra than a person Santee and they’d have accommodations with the exact very same identify?

The highlight of our journey happened Saturday. We frequented my husband’s aunt and uncle who reside in Santee (hence the cause I booked a hotel there — or believed I did. Suitable town, mistaken state.) His cousin astonished us and came much too with her son from an hour away.

My husband’s uncle is 93 yrs outdated. The very last time we saw him was August 3 a long time back to celebrate his 90th birthday. Due to the fact of COVID and then shifting we have not frequented. I have to say he seems astounding. He’s whole of electrical power. He drives, he stores, he cooks, he waits on his wife — my husband’s aunt. He will make the best Italian food items I’ve ever eaten. Luciano (the uncle) came to the US from Italy when he was 30 several years outdated just after marrying my husband’s aunt. She achieved Luciano while she was the town planner of Rome.

Just after she graduated with a diploma from Berkeley in the 1960s, she couldn’t get employed in the U.S. in her discipline because she was a woman. Having said that, she did get hired in Italy, so she realized Italian and moved.

She’s a dynamo that I have often seemed up to. Not only has she experienced an incredible profession, she’s published and revealed at the very least 15 publications. She’s a world traveler and had a series dependent on a travel agent/murder solver. If you’re intrigued, here’s a backlink to R. Ann Siracusa on Goodreads. My beloved guide of hers is “Family Secrets: A Vengeance of Tears.”

If which is not enough, she’s a grandmother who actively can take treatment of her grandchildren. And she quilts. She taught my daughter and I how to quilt.

Whew, I’m exhausted considering about these inspiring family.

What kin have enthusiastic and impressed you? What’s your limit for drives on journeys?

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