Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hasta la Vista, Baby!

I'm packing my bags for the misty mountains, as Led Zeppelin or Bilbo Baggins or someone said.  Steve Earle might have said it too.  Tomorrow we head to Seattle for the first leg of a nearly month-long trip to China.  The part I'm looking forward to the most is a trip to the Huangshan mountains, where I hope to do some serious hiking.  Here's a preview.  It'll be like nothing I've seen before and I'm practically vibrating with excitement.

We'll also spend some time in Shanghai as well as a week or so with Drew's family further south, where the temperatures will be in the low 80s - a nice change.  I'm lobbying for a trip to Xi'an but Drew is resisting it.  We'll see. 

I made a last trip to the garden and saw that my befuddled strawberries that I should have renovated long ago are still flowering.   Everything else, other than chard and kale, is over.  So it's a good time to be leaving for a bit.