Return to NC

Sorry for the delay between posts.  I have been on the phone with someone about my insurance all this time.  It seems that when one reaches a “certain age” Medicare is all anyone and everyone wants to discuss with you. 

In a moment of respite from being promised the world by insurance companies that I am not sure I entirely believe, I  jump in the Jeep and flee to North Carolina.  In addition to  visiting with Mom and my Aunt (who is staying with her), I attempt (usually failing miserably) to perform maintenance tasks at her house.  Lunches with friends, a few autumnal day trips and my short visit ends very quickly.

My original plan is to spend the upcoming holidays visiting family and friends.  But as I laze away the still too hot days in Arizona, I realize the fallacy of traveling during the busiest and colder part of the year.  Why not leave now and enjoy the blazing colors of a temperate NC Autumn?

I try to fix one broken clock with the parts from another working clock. I create 2 broken clocks and a huge pile of trash. In times like this I really miss Storm. He would have warned me of the folly of this endeavor before any innocent timepieces were destroyed!

Fun at the Fair

As a bonus treat, my sister arranges for me to join her and my niece for a day at the NC State Fair which is open during my stay.  The county fair I attended with Matt and Sherry in South Dakota focused mainly on livestock.  But the NC State Fair features lots of weird and/or Southern food (much of it on sticks).  Once we have our fill of these tasty treats, we are off to try out a few of the less death defying rides.   Here is just a “taste” of what we consumed while we walked the midways.

Thanks to everyone who squeezed a visit with me into their busy schedules.  I love seeing my NC friends!  To those I missed this time, I am so sorry.  I will try harder to catch up with you on the next visit. 

Thanks to Sally for sharing a visit to the NC Sciences “Exquisite Creatures” Exhibit.  If you are in Raleigh now you should try to catch this display of art made from preserved bugs and animals. It is amazing.

Dean and Terrie, you were so right about the southern route back to Arizona.  After my white knuckle participation in the freight train of semis barreling east on I-40, the loop south of Atlanta is so much less stressful and virtually traffic free.

A Few More Picture Stories from my trip back home

In Loving Memory

Stormy Weathers

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14 Replies to “Return to NC”

  1. LORRAINE KLEIN says: Reply

    Maybe next time you are in NC, we can visit with you as well. I love your stories. Take care & safe travels my friend. Love Lorraine & Rob

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thanks Lorraine – so glad to hear from you!! I will definitely try to catch up with you and Rob on my next trip out. Take Care – Love to you both, Sunny

  2. That certain age is well understood with some delayed Halloweenesk hear says. At my certain age, the libreto gets ever darker. Where the insurance companies are all smiles on the front door, they surely right out change to despicable attitude when asked to honor the words, they with so much insistence dropped on you.
    Probably the best bet is to see which company has the least BBB complains. Maybe the best is to invest in them and enjoy a steady return.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Sage words from a wise man. I will take that advice! Love to you and Agnes!

  3. Marcia Legates says: Reply

    Great post. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, with good food and many friends. Cool weather here in Seaford, tons of leaves already on the ground. Stay safe, Godspeed.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thanks Marcia. So good to hear from you. Hope your holidays are filled with joy, friends and delicious food too!

  4. Wish I had known you were here. Maybe next time

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      I am sorry, I barely had time to catch up with my family. I will give advance warning next time. Hope you are doing well.

  5. Love reading your adventurous post. I feel the pain all the way with insurance. It’s like a big black hole ready to swallow you up. Love your state fair adventure too.Glad you made it safely.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thanks Carol. I have been keeping up with you too! Glad to hear you solved your most malodorous of problems 🙂

  6. jim Sandy dukeman says: Reply

    Glad you made it back to AZ OK. Been a little chilly here last couple of days, not cold just cool. Been a great fall and the leaves now are really pretty, especially in the air at 1000 feet. :>) Take care we finally made it back back home and look forward to seeing you next year. GOD BLESS
    Jim & Sandy

  7. jim Sandy dukeman says: Reply

    I forgot to mention, the GUITAR plays great!!! My grandson is better on it than I am, but hope that is just temporary. :>)) GOD BLESS

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      So glad to hear you (and your grandson) are enjoying the guitar. Enjoy home and stay safe!

  8. We were beginning to wonder if you made it back to Benson. Glad your trip back was better than the trip here.

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