This is so not the October I signed up for. In my annual journey through the calendar year, October is always a primer destination. October traditionally boasts attractions such as pumpkin picking, meandering trail walks, apple orchard visits and crackling patio fires, all of which one can reasonably anticipate unfolding beneath mostly sunny skies and invigoratingly brisk conditions. If the calendar is a giant road map, October that can’t-miss way station circled bright red.
I’m sad to report that there has been an apparent mix up with my reservations, and I’ve somehow landed in a dark, dank, outpost of sustained dismal drear with daily rains, grey skies, and temperatures in the mid 40s. My traveling companions are a husband who can barely walk, my daughter who has mono, and my son, who is mostly OK. None of us are exactly clear on how we ended up in the sorry state in which we’ve arrived, but we’ve decided to make the best of it (with the possible exception of a blip at Target yesterday where I randomly freaked out and turned to my husband with a wild-eyed look and said, "Oh my goodness, I haven't seen the sun in nine days!)as we wait for Main Office to sort the whole mess out.
My husband and I have Friday circled as a tentative date of departure. We’re still planning on leaving for our fall camping trip where we imagine instant teleportation to a world of fall color and cozy fires. In the tradition of all waylaid travelers, I plan to regale you with stories while we wait. Look for a culinary tale tomorrow and part one of a DIY bedroom makeover on Friday, just before I take off to make some good fall memories. Just for fun, we’ll give One Line Wednesday another go midweek—please don’t leave me hanging, readers!
So that’s the plan, but we all know that life is more about the alterations to the plan than the plan itself. Which is good for me to keep in mind. I sneaked a peek at the weekend forecast and guess what image weather.com selected to represent the expected mountain conditions? Yep, you guessed it—a big, leaking, grey cloud.
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