Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Campfire


A month is a long time to be away from home, but that was the original plan. It's now been three weeks. We have covered something like 3,000 miles, and had an incredible trip, so far. But ... The Man and I are considering making the homeward turn earlier than planned. It's not a settled matter yet. We'll hem and haw and all those things before a final decision is made. And, in the meantime, I will linger over the memory of the one and only campfire we've had on this trip, because I know, soon enough, we'll be heading south, and I know it's still hot as a firecracker in Texas, and a fire will be the last thing I'll want to see. But, for now, the memory rests easy on my mind.


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This post is part of the weekly series, "Tuesdays Unwrapped."






16 comments:

  1. Hope you roasted some marshmallows in that fire for S'Mores.

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  2. I was just in Texas(visiting from Ohio) and it was 104 - 106 all 6 days I was there. But I was there to be with my 17 month old grandson (and of course my daughter and son-in-law), so the heat wasn't important.

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  3. Wow! What a great treat to be able to travel and see our wonderful country! I'm sure it is hot in Texas, but I can tell you it is cooling off a bit, at least for a few days, here in Indiana. It might make for an even earlier harvest that we are expecting. Stop by for a visit at www.walkingtheoff-beatenpath.blogspot.com

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  4. Did you get to all the Baseball Stadiums that you wanted? If so, then maybe it's time.

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  5. I vote for the homeward turn. The campfire made me think of fall. Sigh. Who knows. I may be in Virginia when the leaves turn. Oh, yay.

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  6. @ Christine - We got to check off five ballparks, so far. Working on #6 before heading home. :)

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  7. @ Corners of my Life - I'm sorry to say we didn't make s'mores in that campfire. :(

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  8. The campfire looks wonderful! Today is the first day in weeks that it would have been cool enough to have one, even for Michigan!

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  9. Why are campfires so comforting? Crackle, crackle, snap. Lovely.

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  10. Whewww....it's so hot here but I cant waut to have campfires again soon. I had to laugh about your comment on my gray post. Girlfriend...you dont want me talking about my grays. I shared a post back when I decided to cover a few...on the same day as my sons graduation. A big no no! It was a hot mess...ha! For now I will just stick with cabinets..ha!

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  11. When the kids were little, we would spend 3 months in the States for the summer. Now, as they've gotten older, and travelling is easier with them, we find that within the first few weeks we are ready to come back home (even if home is Kuwait at the moment). We've been back a week now, after 6 weeks in the States, and travelling about 6,000 miles or so by road. It was nice, but truly, there is no place like home and getting back to your normal routine (even if it is messed up at the moment because of jet lag). I can certainly understand how you feel. Best wishes, Tammy

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  12. I love the way that a campfire makes me feel inside. It brings back wonderful memories. Like Texas, our campfire time in Georgia is limited, too!

    I'm glad you got to enjoy one on your great anniversary adventure!

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  13. You're not lying - it is hotter than a firecracker down here (well, I'm not in Texas, but I am in Georgia and it's like a sauna you don't wanna be in down here!)

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  14. Thanks for coming to see me, Dayle! And your link up looks great! I'll try to come by for Simple Pleasures...can't wait!

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  15. What fun! I know your trip will provide many special memories for years to come.

    The longest we have ever been gone is 2 wks. But someday a longer road trip sounds awesome.

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