Saturday, September 3, 2011
September 2-Decatur Georgia-Home Again
I have come home! My neighbor Anne came over with my extra keys, and snapped this picture of the two of us at the threshold.
Etta dashed out of the car, ran right to the correct outside door, and sniffed around. I don’t think she believed we’d ever return.
I am thankful for little things today, like the immaculate refrigerator scrubbed and cleaned by my summer student tenant, and my humble, sturdy bed. What a joy to find the place in tip-top shape.
Etta and I woke this morning to a misty pink sunrise over our Asheville campsite on the French Broad River. No problem finding a café with hearty roasted coffee in this artsy town. By noon we were on the last leg of our circumnavigation of the USA, heading home. The heat and humidity on the road cranked up to the 90’s by early afternoon. I’m in the deep south when the ice cubes in the six-pack cooler melt in a couple of hours.
South Carolina greeted us with red clay hills, fireworks for sale, peaches and hot boiled peanuts, the Stars and Bars, deep fried funnel cakes and snicker bars, BBQ ribs, big Baptist churches with parking lots in front mall-style, Dixie Republic tourist shop, a University of Georgia bulldog football pickup at a rest stop on i-85, and the first road sign for Atlanta.
Welcome to Georgia. Thanks to everyone who called me on the road, or made a comment to the blog, or sent me an email in response. Thanks, Susie for helping me unpack my car. Glad to be home near my Georgia family and circle of friends.