I encountered my first real fork in the road today. It was on State Street in New London, CT. I had just come from Expressiones – that same little coffee place I hit last year while waiting to take the ferry to Orient Point.
It was a little after 9 AM – more like 9:20 AM to be exact. And I want to be exact, because once again I was off the desired departure time. Not by much, but still.
this fork in the road…
I guess I had you going there for a moment, didn’t I? When I saw this poor fork – totally flattened from being run over – I figured it had MY name on it! After all, I’m the Queen of All She Can Pick Up On the Street. How could I NOT?
The fork is riding in the little cubby directly below my Frida Kahlo shrine from the last trip. Along with a soft deerskin pouch with spare reading glasses and spare change, a pen, and one earring whose mate was lost. Not exactly a place of honor, but close enough to remind me that I should always take the fork in the road.
Max is counting the days until we reach High Point, NC and his good friends Loolie and Hershey. He wants to run, and play, and run some more. I’m hoping to find a dog park or some other place he can cut loose tomorrow, since we haven’t had any opportunities so far. Two days on the road and longing for a doggy park…
Tonight, we are living the high life – physically and literally! Third floor room (with a nice view) in a Radisson at Cross Keys, Baltimore. King size bed, comfy reading chair with ottoman, big TV (nobody is watching it…). Quiet, calm, warm. What more could a gal (or dog?) ask for? Well, I could ask that the dog in question give me some small amount of space on that bed!
We came back around 9:45 from dinner with my son-in-law’s mom, Ann, who lives within walking distance to our hotel. She and I spent a really marvelous almost 3-1/2 hours talking and catching up, including a great dinner of homemade soup, chicken salad, bread and wine, fresh strawberries and chocolate! Max was on his best behavior, which was a great relief to me.
Tomorrow morning, we’ll walk over and have breakfast with Ann, then pack up the car and head downtown to the American Visionary Art Museum. If you ever get to Baltimore, I highly recommend it. Just to give you a sense of the museum, the current exhibit is titled “Everything Round – Galaxies, Eyeballs, and Karma. ” I’ll report in on it tomorrow…
After that, it’s on the road again, again.