Ciao tutti! If it seems like cobwebs have been gathering on the nest, it is because we have been in transit. The vagabondi have yet again packed up and moved onward. How many times are we up to since January? Anyone keeping count? I can barely keep it all straight in my memory at this point!
We feared that we would once again be loading and/or unloading in rain, as has been the trend in our lives the past several years. Those Ohio late "summer" days were downright chilly and full of all-day downpours our last week there. Very depressing.
My parting gift came in the form of a speeding ticket! My first in a decade, I think it was a final sign that Cleveland wasn't going to be the place for us (as if the two accidents didn't already clue us in a bit.) It was a bit hard leaving family behind once again, but job opportunities just weren't developing there, and we knew when we landed it would be temporary at best. We are actually surprised that we were there for three months (gosh, they flew by!)
So now we're in our latest digs in Alexandria, Virginia. We are very fortunate to be able to live in my uncle's house. It has been unoccupied since he passed away, so we're clearing up the cobwebs, shifting and organizing things, and getting unpacked. We have seen our friend Al, already knew some of the neighbors here, and some Slow Travel friends have contacted us about getting together, so we think we'll feel at home pretty quickly. Now if we could just make peace with the traffic. We're used to gridlock that comes in the form of sheep in the road! This is a new world for us.