Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nuthin' like autumn in New England

I just love this lighthouse. I mean, you can't possibly take a bad picture of this lighthouse if you tried. My mother was so excited to see it..even if it was about 37 degrees outside and the wind was threatening to blow her into the sea if given half a chance. I learned a lot of things on this trip about traveling with a senior citizen.
They go to sleep as soon as you get your suitcases into the hotel/motel room. Seriously...she was out like a light by 8pm every single night. I'm not much of a tv watching person anymore but this past week was definitely the exception. Of course I had the volume turned down so low that I didn't hear a word any of them said, but I'm sure I didn't miss all that much.
The first night after we checked into our room, mom was already asleep when I went into the bathroom to get into my warm jammies and brush my teeth. The exact moment I put the toothbrush into my mouth I saw it...a plastic cup sitting no more than 6 inches from me...with a set of choppers floating around like odd little fish. I almost screamed and gagged myself with the toothbrush at the same time. By about day 4 I was used to them. Kind of. (ick)
It was funny how as soon as people found out I lived in Vegas, they were all excited and talking about friends or family members who have thought about moving to Vegas to escape the brutal winters. I would love to escape the ever so horrible summers to live in New England. Besides, it's so beautiful there and so....not so beautiful here.
It would be weird to live in a place where I would have to check not only my dogs, but myself for ticks...and we don't have fleas here in Vegas so that is a plus. Also, I'm not a fan of hot muggy days and mosquitoes the size of office staplers. Guess there's always a give and take situation where ever you live, right? The ying and yang of it all.
Cookies are ready to come out of the oven..back later.


Anonymous said...

these are the most beautiful pictures I have seen in a long time. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Crystal said...

Oh, I wish I lived where there were seasons. I love your photos...please post more.

Amanda Cheek said...

Hi Wroof!!! I'm so happy I just found your blog again! I have a new blog now... it is! Check it out! It has all pics of Daisy! I'm so happy you got to go on a trip! You deserve it! BEAUTIFUL PICS!!! As usual! -Manda