I know it has been a while

We are sorry that we haven’t written anything in quite a while. We have been wrapped up in lots of changes on the home front, while trying to just get through the pandemic. Let me give you a quick recap of the last few months.

As I mentioned in our last post, we found a new house just outside of Annapolis, MD, and in early September we moved in. The move was fairly uneventful, the movers came on time, packed the truck and decamped. We cleaned up the house a bit, put Rosie (the 75-pound German shepherd) in the car and hit the road. Now for those of you who have not moved across long distances, you may not know that you stuff doesn’t leave your house, and go right to your new one, unless you have a full truckload (which we did not). That left us with a few days to kill between the truck leaving Illinois and getting to Maryland. My sister (who lives in Pennsylvania) was kind enough to let us occupy her mother-in-law suite (technically it is my brother-in-law’s mother-in-law suite as my mother lives there in the summer). We hung out there for about a week and waited for the truck to appear. It appeared on schedule and just like that our house was full of our stuff. We settled in and began to spoil our new granddaughter (a tough job, but someone has to do it) who now lives only about 30 minutes away.

We have spend the intervening months hunkered down trying to keep optimistic about some future travel and exploring the many many walking trails in the area. Here are a few photos that Sue has taken on some of our many walks.

A few more photos from around our neighborhood (once again, courtesy of my lovely wife and her phone).

Not surprisingly, we have not been traveling at all. We have been hanging out in our neighborhood, finding local places to walk , visiting with family and looking forward to the end of the pandemic…whenever that occurs.

That is all for now. We will write again, once we are able to start planning for our travels…