Tuesday, May 22, 2012

All set to hit the road!

It rained softly for most of the night. Started just about 4 PM on Monday and has continued overnight and through much of today, although it was a bit spotty at times. We'd get an hour or so when there were actual blue skies visible--but never in a postion to allow the sun to break through. This rain is supposed to continue through much of the night but stop around dawn. I blame Alberto.

Lucky for us the avian alarm system worked a little too well this morning. The birds started 30 to 45 minutes before sunrise--which was officially around 5:30 AM. It wouldn't have been too bad but I have learned a few too many bird calls and spent time trying to ID the songs instead of pulling the pillow over my ears and going back to sleep.

Being up and about at 5:30 provided lots of time to get things done between showers and before noon.

The trailer is now packed, the ATV is pretty much put back together (it's only missing the starter which is on order) and we're ready to hit the road for Bourne, MA tomorrow morning bright and early. I'm sure the birds will see that we are up in plenty of time to have breakfast and pack a lunch for the road.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of the folks from our trip to Alaska again. We'll be meeting up with a couple of Tennesseans, Texans, Louisianans,  some Aussies, and a few Massachusetts folks. Hopefully we'll be able to enjoy the weather around the Canal area and get a nice tour of Martha's Vineyard before heading up the Cape to North Truro for a couple of days. Once in North Truro, there will be time to walk the beaches and visit Provincetown.

1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

That sounds like a LOT of fun. Enjoy!