Once Again Emily Travels

The annoying thing is that I don’t have a camera to document my travels with this time. That is to say, I have never had a camera, but usually I travel with someone who does. This time, not so much.

Yesterday I flew. I hate flying. However, hanging out in airports isn’t so bad.

Ben: You have a special talent, Emily. You can entertain yourself for hours in a kid’s toy store.

Me: You can’t?

Ben: Uh, no.

Me: Oh Ben, look at this hat!!! (It was a pink cowgirl hat with a tiara on the front and silver sequins around the brim. Basically the most girly thing you will ever see in your life.)

Ben: Um, how old are you?

Me: (trying it on) But it’s so PRETTY!!!

Ben: Like I said…how old are you?

The annoying thing about flying back east on a free ticket is that there is a high chance that you will arrive very, very late. Why is this? (a chance for you to do some critical thinking.)

Ben is annoyed at the humidity in PA. I am amazed that it is warm at midnight. Hello, summer! School is out, and Oregon rain is behind me for now. Hopefully for the rest of the summer, since I’m hoping the dry season will be in full swing by the time I get back.

I saw a baseball game tonight, played by my cousin-in-law Jay. Afterwords I saw all these weird blinking lights in the distance.

“Jay, what are all those lights?” I asked.

“You seriously don’t know what they are?”

“Uh…no.”

“Lightning bugs.”

Oh, of course. I had forgotten about lightening bugs. I so love the east for that.

Until later, then,

Emily

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3 responses to “Once Again Emily Travels

  1. Seriously, are there no lightening bugs out west?

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  2. Sue, no–there are no lightning bugs/fireflies out west… I remember spending parts of summers a few times back east when I was much younger and being enchanted by the lightning bugs. That’s the ONLY thing about eastern summers I wish I could transport to the west–but I think lightning bugs are only where there is high humidity in the summer. I’ll keep the low humidity summertimes of the west and sacrifice the lightning bugs for it, I think! šŸ™‚ I do wish I could enjoy an evening of them, though–it’s now been 21 years since I saw my last lightning bug, I think…

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  3. Thanks for the information, Ellen. I love sitting on the front porch and watch the lights, first hovering low, gradually rise until the whole woods are twinkling. it never occurred to me that it was an Eastern thing.

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