Sunday, April 26, 2015
Weekly Update 4/26/15: We're Home
What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday morning, I went for my last beach walk, shopped at the farmers' market, and dined al fresco. Today, with temps in the low 30's, I'll walk around the mall, pick up some food at Wegmans, and turn on the fireplace. Yes, we're home.
The road trip was amazing. We spent the first night in Savannah...
and explored plantation ruins at Wormsloe Historic Site the next morning.
From there we drove to Asheville, NC...
and had an amazing dinner at Tupelo Honey Cafe on Kathy's recommendation. Of course, I had to buy their cookbook.
The next day was all Biltmore (Dressing Downton is there until May 25). The place is spectacular! We toured the house and gardens... photos cannot begin to capture its magnificence.
The next day, a travel day, took us to Manassas, VA. We toured the Civil War Battlefields on Friday and made it home that evening...
The ice is off the lake, but snowbanks still linger in front of the high school... and our house had NO HEAT. Thankfully, we were able to get it fixed at 10PM, since I just happened to have a spare igniter on hand.
Yesterday, while the majority of the book blogging community participated in Dewey's 24 -hour Readathon, I unpacked, did laundry, shopped for a few groceries, and caught up on mail, bills, etc. I imagine many of my friends are just closing their books, turning off the computers, and going to sleep now. Hopefully, I'll be able to join in next time.
So, what did I read?
Nothing... not one page. I didn't even download an audiobook for the trip - we just talked the entire time.
I'm still reading In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, but have only made it to the 15% mark. Plenty of time to finish before book club though.
How was your week? Are you reading anything good?