Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Into The Great Wide Open: Postscript

Our son and his son, our grandson, quarantined for ten days and are now back at work and in school. My granddaughter continually tested negative; I speculate she had it last Spring in a very mild case. My daughter-in-law remains well, stalwart, caring for her family, by the grace of God.

It took me a while to get this trip written up; we bought new computers in June. We laugh at a concept our daughter-in-law introduced to us, the Law of Unintended Consequences. It strikes all the time. AdventureMan discovered he has to keep his old computer running in order to play his favorite game. I discovered I had never uploaded any photos from my camera to my new computer, and didn’t have a card reader with an appropriate connector. It took me two orders from Amazon to find the card reader which would connect and upload photos. It is also beautiful, in rose gold, and it gives me pleasure to use it.

In answer to a question I often get, yes, I take notes. I don’t often nap in the afternoon because then I don’t sleep well at night, so while AdventureMan catches a little snooze, I write up our experiences while they are still fresh. As I waited to receive a working card reader, I wrote up the narrative, and then once I had my photos, inserted them where they would be most helpful.

AdventureMan was inspired in Bozeman, at the Italian Blacksmith, and yesterday he was busy gathering supplies and planning dinner. Here is his first success at a charcuterie plate. I cannot imagine how he can make this any better than it was; it was a glorious festival of taste treats. (He made the pickled red onions himself!)

AdventureMan’s First Charcuterie Board

I have included a link to the Blacksmith Italian website above; if you are visiting Bozeman, it is a guaranteed hit.

September 16, 2021 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Cultural, Family Issues, Food, Health Issues, Marriage, Restaurant, Road Trips, Travel | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. My husband and I recently discovered the joys of pickled red onions as well – we put them on tacos every week. Such a delicious burst of color and flavor!

    Glad you all had a wonderful trip and I enjoyed reading all about it. It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch – I’m back in the southeast (ish) – Augusta area. So if you ever head towards NE Georgia or South Carolina hit me up and maybe we can enjoy a meal together with my 3 little ones.

    Comment by Emma | September 18, 2021 | Reply

    • Emma! I am so glad to hear from you! I have thought of you so often, my brave helicopter-flying friend! And now you have three children? Wow. You have just made my day. Are you quilting?

      Comment by intlxpatr | September 18, 2021 | Reply


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