Tuesday, July 13, 2010
"It's A Family Reunion Like You Wouldn't Believe" .......
....... A line from the song "Skinner Creek" off of Michael's cd Reunion.
We'll be heading to the 100 year anniversary of the farm Michael's mother grew up on in Northern Wisconsin tomorrow. We're taking his mom with us who turned 93 last month. They'll probably be 100 people there, camping in tents, in RV's, and staying up all night around the camp fire. Five full days and no computer. This will be the interesting part, not be "connected" for five days. It's debatable as to whether we'll even have cell reception or not. My kids are going with us, ages 22 and 19. Think they can survive 5 days without computer access or cell phone? Hhmmm. No texting?!
I'm looking forward to walking to the creek, fishing, tubing the Flambeau, seeing fireflies at dusk, eating fresh caught and cooked fish, having no schedule, telling stories around the fire. I'm not looking forward to the mosquitos as big as houses, sleeping in a tent on the ground without an air mattress, ticks & chiggers.
I'll be back on the 20th and then I'll be getting ready to travel to Phoenix for Art Unraveled to teach and vend.
Hope everyone is having a lovely summer!
"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
— Robert Frost