i think i may have had
the most american of weekends.
the peek of a golden dome
like a window into the past
in a way
a good old fashioned tail gate
was in order on saturday morning.
brats, potato salad, chips, beer
cupcakes, autumn color m&ms...
highly competitive corn hole matches.
and an intensely concentrated marching band.
i won't show you a picture of the score board...
it was a wonderful american autumn weekend.
picnics and crockpot dinners
eight way conversations at the dinner table
old friends, so close they're family
it was funny to be in michigan in the autumn.
the last time i was there this late in the year,
i was saying goodbye.
it was hard not to be reminded of that.
but the bittersweet ending of a summer season
comes with the excitement of what the new one will hold next year.
and all the fun things to be done in between!
how was your weekend?
ps. i now know from experience.
you only have to forget your passport once
to have the lesson sink in.
montreal and michigan never seem so far away
as when you don't have the ID to get there!