Gorman and I had been considering a trip somewhere, anywhere, just a diversion and diversions are nice. We have not heard from the doctors about when the Avastin treatments will begin but we wanted to get away before that starts so, on the spur of the moment, we decided to go to Pennsylvania. We are leaving tomorrow and will be gone eight days. Neither one of us has spent any time in PA. We’ve always had it on our “future trip” list and think it’s time to start checking off that list.
We will spend a couple of days in Philadelphia, then drive north along the Delaware River to New Hope. Our precious daughter-in-law grew up there and it sounds delightful with lots of history, old homes and antiques. Then we’ll drive south and east of Philadelphia to the Brandywine Valley, an area I’ve always wanted to see because it’s where Andrew Wyeth lived and painted. Also the Amish country is in that area. Another draw is Longwood Gardens, started by one of the duPonts. Plus we will tour Winterthur, fabulous museum and former duPont home. We are staying at lovely country inns along the way. The weather will be chilly and, wouldn’t you know it, our rooms have a fireplace. So there’s the Schaffer tour.
Gorman is feeling so good. Surgery did not set him back at all. What a blessing that we can still enjoy our days together.
Thank you to all who have posted such encouraging comments; we love to read them, and thanks for your prayers.