Come with me as I revisit some of the interesting and beauty-filled places I've been on my travels. Of course this means the actual trips I've taken, but it might also include trips of the virtual kind, from books, to movies, to great escapes through performances I've seen.
I love Saturday... a day of rest and ease and fun (usually) for me. I hope to share a bit of that feeling with you each week.
We had two major snowfalls in Weldon Spring within the last week, and we're expecting yet another tomorrow night. For all but the Innocents, it has ceased to be fun.
Last night, my white-weary family found itself watching, of all things, Meryl Streep's cinematic masterpiece, Mamma Mia!, filled with the vibrant colors of the Mediterranean. With its unbelievably trite story line, incredibly lame over acting, and astonishingly bad singing by Pierce Brosnan, the Mediterranean definitely stole the show. We laughed, we sang, we howled at Pierce. What a romp.
I'm remembering this morning that it's possible to have a good romp in the snow, too. We spent New Year's Eve of 2007 with extended family and friends in Lake Tahoe, NV, and had about the best time I've ever had surrounded by the pristine beauty of the snowy mountains. Skiing and snowboarding and tubing and exploring and eating and laughing and playing games filled the days and nights. The trip culminated in a New Year's Day run into the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe by the intrepid, though slightly crazy, son of friends, Andy. Now, THAT'S a romp!
Spring will come, and with her the vibrant colors that have the power to invigorate us. Hang on. It's coming.
Wherever you are, I hope you have a good romp today.
|Cabins on the lake shore.|
|Rippling water on the [cold] lake|
|Lake Tahoe in Winter|
|Camille on top of the mountain|
|Filming the New Year's Day Dip|
|Birches of Lake Tahoe|