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?
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.