Ding! Feel free to move around the country. Today, the CDC announced that it was safe for vaccinated Americans to travel again. Being one such individual, I’m ready to hit the road. I’m in the mist of planning another one of our annual summer road trips out west. This year’s drive will feature the mother road, Route 66. Sights to be seen include Santa Fe, Flagstaff, Petrified Forest and the Grand Canyon. We’ll visit both Frank & Kathy and then John & Chris. Dave & Maren plan on flying on out to California to join us while we’re out there. Maren got her first shot last week and Dave got his yesterday, no fooling. Then we’ll rocket back home, like we did the last time we executed one of these cross-country adventures and then promised ourselves that we would never do that again. Oh well. We need to get home in time to host Rey, Becca and Corwin. Anne ordered a new bed today, so they won’t have to sleep on the air mattress. We will try to baby proof the place, but I’m sure that we will still have our hands full.
This week is Holy Week in the Christian religion. It is also Passover in the Jewish faith. I just discovered that today is Holi in Hinduism. A few years ago, we were visiting London at about this time of year. Walking, we came upon a city park that had been covered in dyes of many colors. It was the aftermath of a celebration of Holi, which is a spring festival. It is a happy holiday that is most distinctly marked by celebrants throwing handfuls of different colored dyes in the air and at each other. We didn’t witness any of this, only the aftermath, as pictured. It would have been a sight.