When I originally started planning this trip, it was to last for five weeks and I was to bounce from city to city, seeing friends, ingesting my fill of high fructose corn syrup, and dozing in patches of sunlight like a lethargic cat. Then I landed my current job and the trip had to be split in two. Part One took me to the East Coast of the States where I spent 2.5 weeks basking in the company of wonderful people, hoarding EOS lip balms to take home to Mama T and realising that I can work from anywhere and maybe “anywhere” should be NYC and DC for a couple of months next year (more on that another time.)
As always, I documented my visit with some photographs and while a kind person would probably break this up into a couple of posts to save your scrolling finger, kindness, along with my regular sleep pattern, currently eludes me for the most part.
I could have made decent headway into War and Peace in the time it took me to gather up all the photos from my camera and phone, choose which ones I wanted to post, resize and sometimes tweak them, and upload them all to the site. I could also have knitted a scarf, developed a new recipe for bourbon banana brownies, convinced my mother that no, I did not contract Ebola whilst away, and rewired the three-way light switch in the laundry room.
I am ashamed of myself.
But not so much that I will split this into more than one post.
Just so we’re clear: I had the best of times. I am so grateful to know and love so many really excellent people and the stacks of pancakes, piles of barbecued meat, and daytime drinking only served to complement the company.
I’ll be back. Very soon.