What an adventure! I didn’t let ya’ll know in advance just in case our plans were canceled for any reason…………I was blessed to meet Laurie Lollimouse in Massachusetts before the wedding on Saturday! She drove over 90 minutes to be with us! We met in the lobby and she may be small but she has a chiropractically approved hug!!! What a sweetheart! There was never a moment of discomfort.
Lols, Himself and I went to a wonderful place called Persey’s for breakfast. What a huge breakfast menu! If you want to know what we had you’ll just have to visit Lol’s space because I want to remember what it was I ate but I haven’t memorized the Scottish name of it, yet!
After dining, (Lols did all of the driving!) we drove to New Bedford – lesson #1 – the "d" in Bedford is silent in that town. Lols is a good teacher. Himself walked to the Whaling Museum and Lols and I went on a walk – straight across the street from the car! There was a neat shop with everything from Yankee Candles to brass door knockers. At one point, I picked up a candle snuffer with strings of beads hanging from the bell and I asked, "How the heck do you put out a candle with this thing!" Lols gently told me to use the other side! I was holding the larger, snuffing bell in my hand! Lesson #2 – think before you speak! This could have been a terribly embarrassing moment, and, I must confess, I was embarrassed but Lols was so sweet about it. Just had to laugh.
We then walked about town looking for some more interesting shops but only found a very small outdoor marked where I bought Chinese slippers for Bells. Neither Lols nor I wore walking shoes and our feet were complaining when Himself called on the cell to let us know he had finished his museum tour. We bought a throw away camera and had Joe take a couple of pictures of us and, after we returned to the motel, Lols left. I felt bereft! It just wasn’t enough time! We live over four hours from each other but I am hoping we can work it out to meet up again.
Truth be told, I used to speak without thinking first quite a bit. For years I made a conscious effort to stop doing that and, finally, I have gotten to a point where I am comfortable with myself in that department. However, this weekend I backslid halfway! I constantly felt like I had foot in mouth disease! The candle snuffer thing was benign and turned out to be funny. I will write more tomorrow and try to explain myself. Right now I am quite travel weary and I think my recliner is calling out to me! Lesson No. 3 – do not blog about feelings when travel weary.
P.S. Sorry Carol but I don’t do blue so I just had to change my background again. I don’t do yellow, either, but I do cook!!