It has been a whirlwind of weekend trips and little getaways for weddings, out of town visitors, friends recently moved to the area, and meetings in preparation for my impending return to Africa. I have less than a month remaining before my departure, and there are a lot of loose ends to tie up and a lot of errands to run in the meantime. But my travels to Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY; and soon Toronto, ON are at least allowing me to see friends and family before I leave. I met my new niece. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding. I will be a guest at another wedding this weekend. And I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of friends I don’t ordinarily get to see very often. All of this is well-timed, as I get ready to be away for so long. It has reminded me of the conveniences of living on the east coast – paved roads to anywhere you could wish to go. Gas stations and rest stops at frequent intervals along the way. Nothing to prevent you from getting where you need or wish to go (although rush hour traffic can slow you down), as long as you can find the time to go. I will soon miss the convenience of the east coast, but am excited about my upcoming adventures in a very different atmosphere! If my current flight itinerary holds, I’ll be in Dubai for 2 nights on my way back to Africa, so that’ll be one more continent and city I can cross off the list! Stay tuned, and soon there will be more updates from far off lands. In the meantime, hope to see you before I go!
(as I already know a very special TC, so I won’t steal his sign-off, but rather will assume TC2 as my own sign-off , in a kind of an homage to him)