My wonderful vacation is nearly at an end and I will soon be boarding the train for my long journey across the country.
This past weekend Mike and I drove to Maryland where he booked rooms near the Baltimore airport. He had meetings on Saturday; Ara met us at the hotel and on Saturday we drove to the suburbs of Washington DC to see my Aunt Lenora. It was so good to see her again - I think she will celebrate her 88th birthday in September. My first trip to Washington was to see her and her husband right after I completed the 8th grade, and I've been back often. We saw a lot of each other for the years I lived in Northern Virginia. This certainly has been a memorable trip for me, and I thank my son and his family for making it possible.
Before we returned to Maryland, Ara wanted to see my old condo, as she remembers visiting me there many times, so we drove to Tyson's Corner and walked around the condo bldg which brought back memories to both of us. I have forgotten so much about the area with many of the roads turned into limited access highways, new bldgs that alter the skyline in many places, etc. I was reminded of the saying, "You can't go home again." I loved the area while I lived and worked there, but I'm glad I moved when I did. I don't belong anyplace as "high powered" and "fast moving" since I retired.
I started packing last night and have most of it done except for the "little things". I'm going back with a suitcase that seems heavier than the one I came with!
I hope I can get wifi on the train, but at least at the Chicago station where I'll have a fairly long layover so I might have a chance to post again soon. Sorry about the lack of photos - I made the big mistake of installing the last upgrade on my Mac, which is absolutely awful as far as I'm concerned. It changed everything including how I manage my photos, and many other features. It also deleted every old version of updates, so there is no way to go back.
Parting With Memories:
6 hours ago