It’s been a cool & rainy day here today in NC – a good day to find things to photograph for this project. I’m hoping to create a bit of a stockpile, just in case I run out of ideas. 🙂
Kathy & I made one of those “essential errands” today with a jaunt to one of our favorite destinations on the other side of the SC border. Yes, it was a liquor store. 😉
On the way there we took I-485, which circumnavigates the city of Charlotte and is the most efficient way to our destination. On our return, we made an intentional “wrong turn” and took the rest of the loop which results in about a 65-mile journey. But what else is there to do? 🙂
Along the way, we were excited to see the green popping in the trees, white and pink Dogwood in their spring splendour, and relatively empty roads. A reminder that, for Mother Nature, life goes on with or without all the pandemonium that we mere mortals are dealing with.
To top it off, I used “Fuelpoints” from our local grocery store and filled up the gas tank for $.80 a gallon!
Kathy & I love to eat out but we had already cut back a lot in order to offset all of the “travel eating” we have done lately. We aren’t big fans of “takeout” food, generally preferring to “dine in” or just cook at home. About the only things we’ll do takeout with are Chinese and pizza. Last night we had planned to get Chinese from our local restaurant, but they didn’t answer their phone so we don’t know if they are open or not. We talked about alternatives, including driving over there to see, but in the end we just decided to eat in. In “normal” circumstances we would never have hesitated to just go somewhere else, but these times seem to be far from normal.
I’m a little late to the April Fool’s party so I don’t have anything funny. But wanted to post that we are safely at home now and enjoying the spoils of our own house – quiet music, comfortable chairs and our own place! We loved the travel but are happy to be back to home base. It won’t last long, but we’ll enjoy it while we can!