Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of very strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or other breakfast appropriate drink. It is already feeling warm and humid so a cooler drink may be in order. It’s going to be a beautiful day today, though a tad on the warm and sticky side. It’s summer (well, not officially) so that’s fine. And where are we? By the mug up there some of my usual readers may know I am in New Hampshire today.
Some of my usual readers may have also noticed the absence of a coffee post last week. That is because I was neither in New Hampshire nor Cape Cod. I was traveling. I was in Ohio visiting family, if i want to be specific. A huge amount has happened in the last two weeks since I’ve been here, but I’ll concentrate on that little trip while we sip our coffee, OK?
Oops, I missed something that I want to say first. I have picked up my mail from a PO box at the Wilton post office for almost 25 years. One of the employees passed away unexpectedly while I was away. I went to a memorial/viewing on Wednesday to show my respect to a very nice man who I saw every day even if I didn’t know him well. The town will miss Kevin Stone.
OK, now back to my Ohio trip.
I flew out in the morning on Thursday, May 26. The first day was mostly visiting, talking and such. On Friday my dad and i went out “hunting” eagle. We didn’t see any in the usual spots so we drove out to McGee Marsh. I’ll let you Google it to find out about this bit of birding paradise on the Lake Erie coast. We missed most of the migratory birds that attract the huge crowds, but we did see some eagles up close and personal. I didn’t get any pictures of a flying eagle, but I got some of them on their nests. Hopefully in a week or so I’ll share them.
Others came in on Friday night. We had a big family breakfast and then a large group of us went out to Cedar Point, a large amusement park. Cedar Point is known for its roller coasters, of which it has 18, the second most of any park. It is always in a war with other parks for the best thrill ride, though it’s coaster from the year 2000 has been consistently rated as the best or second best since its inception. Because of a late start and rain it was a short, hot day, but a good time was had by all.
On Sunday we had our family reunion. We were only missing a couple, but we had a couple of extras, family members in all but blood, who were there making a total of 30 people. I missed stated something – actually there was a mother-in-law present, so related by blood to a spouse and a girlfriend besides the two family-in-all-but-blood I mentioned.
Monday was a day of talking, helping with chores, a little eagle “hunting” and reviewing stories to include in my short story book with my mom.
I didn’t fly out until the evening on Tuesday, so i spent a good part of the day at the Rock and roll Hall of Fame and Museum. It’s been quite a few years (a decade?) since i was last there and a lot had changed. Of course a lot had stayed the same, including the video about videos that has stayed constant since 1995. I still have a few problems about who they choose to highlight and who they totally ignore, but I still had a good time.
Anyway, that was my week, or almost week, away. It was a nice get away but it’s also nice to be home.
I had planned on writing a bunch of posts to go up while I was away but never got a chance to write them. As you can imagine, my stats were pretty bad except for Monday when my mom pulled a bunch a stories up on her Kindle so we could discuss them. I know, cheating ; )
Since last coffee post I put up a reminder for the Smile for Week 20 plus a new Smile for Week 21. Just this week I posted the new one, Week 22 – check it out! The Smile has decreased by about 75% in the last month so I’d like to see more up there! I had a long(ish) post about going away and a short one (about 25 words). I also did a post about how I pick names in my stories. I did a 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers this week and liked it so much I did a much, much longer version of the same story. I had someone off line say it is their favorite story of mine. And then on Thursday I did a Throwback Thursday post about the roller coasters at Cedar Point.
It is a nice day and I have a lot of stuff I have to catch up on after being away. I don’t mean to push you out of the door while you are still sipping on your coffee, but it is busy. If you have a coffee post I’ll try to stop by and we can continue the conversation.
So that was my week. And how about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up, If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster. You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linkup Linky“. In fact, I encourage you to click on the “linky” to see what’s been going on in the lives of other bloggers and even join us if you haven’t before.
(Go check out everyone’s smiles! Add one of your own while you are there! Here is a direct link to the link up. Go take a look!)