October 17th, 2010

cat quilt painting

Getaways and such

 So in the morning Smiley and I will take off for three days of spiritual retreat, up in the Pocono region of Pennsylvania.  This annual gathering of  pastors tends to be a significant break in my routine each year. Besides which, I need a break.  We did get to the Renaissance Festival on Saturday, with some international guests.  Apparently this particular bit of Americana (i.e., the massive romanticizing of old Europe, complete with adults playing dress-up) is not on the tourism must-see list for visiting Europeans.