For a while now I've felt out of sorts. I've felt hemmed in by work, family obligations, too many kids' sleepovers, and not enough free time with my husband. It's life, some would remind me. And yet the lure of warmth, sunshine, and longer daylight, fuels the urge to be somewhere other than at home.
As I watch dandelions turn into white puffs, lilacs lose their wondrous fragrance, and the first wave of mosquitoes hatch, I know I must sneak away for an early June bike overnight before summer's humidity rears its ugly head.
Plans fused, and this time a girl friend is tagging along. We both like history and taking our time. Hopefully she'll enjoy the camping too. It's been a long time since she's slept on the ground, but she's game for just about anything. That's good enough for me.