Saturday November 24 2018


Waking up at 10:30 a.m. still in the cabin in the mountains. Ana, mom, and I enjoy an Oatmeal and Coffee breakfast and pack up to leave.

“Say the mountains,” I tell them.

“Bye!” Ana says.

“No. See you later! Not goodbye,” mom corrects us.


Feeding turkey to the two black cats out on the porch before we hit the road.

I take the wheel to get us through the difficult steep and winding roads out of the mountains. My 95’ Camry struggles climbing up the hills.

Onward we go making a pit stop in downtown Charlottesville. At the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar to enjoy a hot lunch and tea.

Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Salad and Hummus Plate.


Downstairs, in Underground-Strange Cargo we browse through an amazing collection of antiques and collectibles – it’s hard to get to a point where you want to leave. The older guy in charge of the place isn’t afraid to tell us all the facts about every single item. I purchase a couple of old LIFE magazine issues and some gifts for people.

Ana takes the last leg of the trip home to Virginia Beach. Elvis is glad to see us. I don’t think he’s ever gone more than 1 day without seeing the three of us so this was a tough absence for him. He clamors by the door as we load our luggage and stuff inside.

Ana and I dress up and attend the 90’s Alternative Dance Party at Charlie’s out in Norfolk. Most of our friends are here. I put on my baggy brown pants I used to wear in high school, some chucks, a long NASCAR shirt, and a flannel tied around my waist. The deejays spin all the hits we remember from that decade. Sipping on Bold Rock Ciders – mingling – dancing.

Settling in back at home. My nose has been runny non-stop since we got back. Ginger Turmeric Tea.

Sleep 3:30 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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