I have been away for a time, because my father has recently passed away, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. It made us sad to loose him, but to have him linger would only lengthen the "long good-bye." I now understand what that means in a very personal way, and will have a greater understanding, hopefully in the future to help others.
We drove from Rhode Island to Pensacola, Florida-- 1,400 miles each way, through the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, and by some of the most beautiful pastoral settings you can possibly imagine. It helped me to find peace and get ready for what awaited in Florida.
The trip went quickly, too because I am one of those lucky people who can knit in the car and I will share these pictures of what I made on the trip-- 8 baby hats for Kent County Hospital and a scarf, almost completed for the Navy Christmas Project. (There is a Watch Cap that goes with it as well that I haven't made yet.)