Thursday, March 19, 2009

Headed Home

Well, the Geezer has spent the past two days in the company of wonderful friends, Mark & Beth Thomson, seeing them for the first time in 23 years! Mike and Mark caught up on old rugby buddies and shared stories, once again proving the adage "The older we get, the better we were!"

The weather was warm and sunny so I popped the camper open to allow it to air out after 4 nights of rain.

They have a beautiful home in the Raleigh, NC area and the geezer got to sleep in a bed for the first time in a while! Yesterday, Mark and I headed to the Chapel Hill area for a walk around the campus and a stop at a great local pub for a burger and a pint of porter. OK, maybe it was TWO pints!
Libby, Mark & Beth's "Attack Dog"
This morning, I begin the trek home. I can't believe how quickly the time has passed. Over 6,000 miles so far with another thousand to go. While I'd really like to make it all the way back, I think I'll break up the trip and spend a night somewhere in maybe Maryland or Delaware. It's funny, once you make up your mind to go home, the trip becomes less of an adventure and more like work. You just want to get home.


  1. Aggh, you geezer... We must have been only miles apart. I came down I-95 yesterday from DC! Spent a nice time there -- nothing like attending an Irish wake (attended by 25 or so submarine sailors) on St Paddy's day!

  2. Awwww! I will miss keeping up with your adventures on the blog, but it must be nice to be heading home! I know "Geezerette" will be happy!!