So, I'm back from my very family vacation to the East Coast and we had a wonderful time. I took about 500 pictures with my blog in mind (although I won't post all of them!), so you can plan on a day-by-day report of the sightseeing, eating and of course the delightful in the flesh meetings with friends and fellow writers.
This trip was rich in history, first of all because our destinations--Gettysburg, Amish Country, Washington, D.C. and Charlottesville--all played an important part in American history and our collective imagination and do their best to preserve that experience today. It was also a trip into my personal past, and although I knew that on an intellectual level, actually traveling to these places brought back so many powerful memories.
We were fortunate in that the travel went smoothly and the weather was unusually mild--that is, warm, but not the steam bath the mid-Atlantic and north-of-the-south can be in August. No rain, either, just deep greenery and sunshine--and plenty of ice cream.
So, as soon as I finish up the piles of laundry and catch up on the e-mails, I'll be taking you right along with me on a trip to the past. Hoop skirts and snoods optional!