Friday, July 22, 2011

A Sad Day

A few weeks ago I placed a call to our friends Tim and Penny. Tim answered the phone and I told him that we were going to be in Maine eating lobster in July and Tim said he'd love some lobster but they were busy with their store and couldn't get away, blah, blah, blah. So I said something to the effect of "oh, you're a grown up now" and without realizing it I touched a button. Tim put Penny on the phone and she asked about where we'd be and when and we chatted and hung up. A week or so later I got a phone call from Penny and she said "we're going to be in Boothbay on July 19--see you there!" It seems Tim thought being called a responsible, grown-up type person was a bad thing/kind of an insult, so he and Penny decided to return to their impetuous ways and join us for a few days in Maine.

Now you have to understand. Tim and Penny live in northern Alabama, a mere 1,500 miles from Boothbay, Maine. But come they did and they arrived on Tuesday, surprising us by arriving early and knocking on our door. Cool! Thus followed days of laughing and eating and sightseeing and eating and talking and eating. Even more fun was the fact that Tim and Penny's "virtual" friends from Faceb**k and P*go, Linda and Brian, decided to drive down from their home in New Brunswick and join us all.

Today Denny and I are once again on our own--Tim and Penny were headed for the M*hegan Sun casino in Connecticut before returning to Alabama and Linda and Brian are going back to New Brunswick (a province we thoroughly enjoyed exploring many years ago.) It's going to be pretty darned quiet around here for the remaining three days of our stay. I'm sure folks around town are glad to see us all part because we get loud and boisterous and talk over one another and laugh and laugh and laugh.

Denny and I will be going to Alabama after our Myrtle Beach trip; Tim and Penny own a furniture store and we'll replace the two heavy leather recliners we gave away with something smaller and lighter from their store. And we'll talk and laugh and eat and get loud and maybe by the time we leave T & P will have made the decision to get another RV (they were full timers for years before Penny lost the use of her legs) and we can arrange to meet up down the road and annoy our fellow campers. The thought makes me smile.

Happy trails you two. You've been gone three hours and I miss you already.

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Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, 1500 miles, well actually 3000miles round trip makes for some super friends.
So glad you had such a good time that you drove the locals off.

SkippyMom said...

Although I know you miss them, seems more like a happy time instead of sad - even tho' they had to leave.

Just won't be too long before you see them soon. Time does seem to fly while we are being "responsible" adults. heehee

The pictures are awesome.

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