Yes, I’m on the road again— not taking the country roads this time, but leaving on a jet plane to go fill up my senses with the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah river. I’ll probably be staying on grandma’s feather bed and when the sun’s comin’ up there’ll be cakes on the griddle. How may John Denver references can you fit into one paragraph?

I’m off to West-by-god-Virginia for a week to visit Brian’s family, and then dropping by my old haunts in Michigan for about 36 hours or so on the way back to go to a wedding. My plans while I’m there include doing a lot of writing, so hopefully I’ll have some new material when I get back.

I’ll try to post photos on Flickr while I’m there, to give you all the WV experience. Animals on the to-see list include: indigo bunting, black bear, red fox, white tailed deer (these are guaranteed, since Bri’s dad feeds them), Eastern bluebird, FIREFLIES which I’m having a hard time doing without here in the west, striped skunk, beaver, muskrat, groundhog, cardinal, blue jay, porcupine, maybe some nuthatches and flycatchers. We’ll see how we do.

Have a good week!