By 2:00-am Friday, I will be on my way on one of two trips this summer. So I will not be on or posting on ADISC for a few weeks.
I'll need to think through a fitting reintroduction for myself, for my return. As I will be downgraded to an ADISC Regular/Lurker/Newbie, I will need to post a bit after these two extended trips to see my three grandchildren this summer.
This week, I am taking my wife into the Olympic Peninsula (Washington), so I will get to be "baptized" once again in my beloved Pacific Ocean, and salt water of the Hood Canal, the San Juans and the Puget Sound (my childhood home).
This first trip will be in August to tour Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park and then to Seattle/Tacoma area to see my 5 month old grandson, Tristan and 7 year old grandson, Gavin.
We'll return to Southern Oregon for a month and then on to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in mid-September (1900 - 2500 mi. trip) to see our daughter and son-in-law and my red-haired 4 1/2 year old grand daughter, Libby. (She nearly broke my heart on the phone last week, when she asked me to come up and see her while she's still "little"). She starts 1/2 day Kindergarten in a French immersion classroom in September. I'm going to ask her teacher if I can read Abiyoyo to her class (As long as I don't have to read it in French).