For most of September and October I was away from the trailer…I parked it at my parents house and then took off on some great trips.
First up was London!
Back in March I was lucky enough to score a ticket to see Kate Bush in concert in London where she was doing a residency in Hammersmith…her first live performances in over 35 years. I’ve been a fan since I was in high school and don’t normally roam the globe to see someone in concert but I couldn’t miss this possibly once in a life time opportunity.
I attended the concert on my own but the vibe emanating from the other die-hard fans was amazing…and the show nearly gave me palpitations…
But the concert was just one reason to go…outside of Sydney, I probably have more friends in London than any one place…so many I hadn’t had a chance to see in ages so I did my best to get to see as many as possible…and it was great!
From London I returned back to Rochester and joined my parents for ten days at the beach in South Carolina. I’d caught the worst cold/flu/bubonic plague on the flight over to London and was still suffering in SC (and managed to give it to everyone in my family…lovely I am). But the beach was relaxing and my sister Roxanne joined us for her 50th birthday…it was very nice to celebrate this milestone together.
I left the family and flew from Myrtle Beach to Sydney…my other home. I’d been missing Sydney and my friends their immensely so it was great to get back…I felt like I’d never left. There were lots of walks along the beach and great coffees, drinks and meals with friends…
It all passed so quickly…and then it was time to say goodbye for now…
But the festivities don’t just END! I was lucky enough to catch up with my friends Kathleen and Marc in LA on my way home. We’d met in about 1994 on a scuba diving trip in Micronesia…and although we don’t get to see each other often (or spend a lot of time together when we do..my fault!)…they always do out of their way to make it special. Here we are visiting the home of Ray and Charles Eames during my whirlwind ten hour visit.
And before you know it I was back in Rochester…summer had left the building and I was soon to be heading to Kentucky…in Sacajawea!