Random Sunday: Roam If You Want To

Happy Mother’s Day, those of you who partake.  Those of you with mothers.  Those of you who are mothers — in all senses of the word… I’m enjoying the freakishly cold weather here in D.C. again, playing with the sprogs, and going to Diva’s belly dancing concert later.

Anyone get or give any good loot for Mother’s Day?   Hecate gave me a couple of cards she made herself, bless her.  She’s got her own terrarium of roly-polys she’s collected.  I hope she remembers to leave the lid on.  Anyhow, I think I might buy meself a wee bottle o’perrrrfume online.  I deserve it, yes?   Today’s scent was Eau des Merveilles, I haven’t worn it in forever and forgot how much I like it.

I got a call from the Big Cheese this morning — he’s in a place called Dali (?) which is in China, he’s hanging out with a couple from Amsterdam and having fun.  He’s been gone since April, coming home the end of this month, I think.  He’s talking about some train they can take to Tibet that goes through a pass so high each seat has its own oxygen mask.  Here’s a photo (up top) he took on his nine-hour bike ride in Yangshou.

Also, regular Posse commenter and D.C. friend Sariah took off on a year-long adventure around the world, here’s a link to her travel blog.  I love to travel, albeit less exotically, and I’m married to Mr. Travel himself.  I’m looking forward to following Sariah’s adventures and I thought you might be interested as well.

So, that’s it.  I’m offline today, living life rather than blogging about it.  Cheers.  See you tomorrow.

  • Sariah says:

    Hello and thanks for the mention! The Cheese sounds like a kindred spirit. I’ll be in China and Tibet in August or so. Tibet is my favorite country, can’t wait to go back – there’s just something special about the atmosphere, very special.

  • maggiecat says:

    A belated Happy Mother’s Day to you! My DH has been in more countries than he hasn’t been, but is working from home now, his travel lust largely abated. Mine, however, is just blossoming…My son is stationed in Japan and is just back from a stint in Korea. Enjoy your day!

  • Winifreida says:

    Yes my other half travels for several months each year, work, he calls it!!!
    Half the tech people I know, especially engineers, from Australia, practically live in China now such is their demand for know-how as they gear up their industry etc…I’m guessing BCh is doing something like that?
    Mothers Day was yesterday Downunder…passed uneventfully!

  • melanie says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you.
    Our family travels alot also. My husband has been to Dubai and Japan this year; my son has been traveling in south America since January. I just booked flights to meet him in Peru. Excitement! My son has a blog; drewd.com. Of course I think it’s wonderful, but then I’m a tiny bit biased. I will check out the one you mention above. And there’s more excitement inour family; next year at this time, my daughter will be a mother. she wants to keep it under wraps until the first trimester is over, but nobody at this blog knows who I am, so I can let out the secret here.

  • dissed says:

    Another day, another earworm. Roam if you want to, without wings, without wheels . . .

  • PRE says:

    Ah! Dali is a wonderful place with amazing old temples and a great town. The people are very warm and once you get off the “long nose” street where most tourists go there are the most interesting shops and restaurants.

  • Francesca says:

    Nine hour bike ride? Yipes.
    Do we count a lovely dinner cooked for best friends as motherly? Even though they are older than I am? Then I will happily accept your mothers’ day wishes even though I don’t have, you know, actual kids.