Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Erie Redux

Today is one of those days.

You know. Those days.

I guess I am a little sleepy. We had a busy weekend.

Well, not a busy weekend, totally, but a different kind of weekend than we usually have.

Different is good. But Different, not being the Same, is, well... Different.

We had a house guest this past weekend, which is something I mentioned on Monday. Lisa of Nerdy Renegade News was here. And having her here was a whole lot of fun.

"Yes," said Miss Zoe. "She appreciated me appropriately."

One of the best parts of having Lisa here for the weekend, besides just having her company, was the opportunity to show someone new around this town that we love. We did things that you might do as a tourist instead of as people who live here. Things we take for granted were sort of new again.

We went to Presque Isle.

We went to the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

We went to Romolos. Beautiful and delicious!

We visited the LEAF Arboretum.

We went to the Brewerie for a locally brewed Apparition Ale and to hear the most awesome local band EVER-- the Heliotropes.

We completely avoided the Roar on the Shore, not being motorcycle people. But, it was really cool to know that people were getting together to do something they love. Even if it is really loud and potentially smelly.

It's nice to see things anew. Because, sometimes, it's easy to get complacent about the place where you live.

Having company is a way to rediscover and re-appreciate.

And now you'll have to excuse me while I rediscover and re-appreciate a certain demanding bunny.

Oh, and thanks, Lisa, for breaking us out of our routine for a few days. It was a lovely change of pace.


Emma said...

It sounds fun! :)

Lisa said...

Aw, how nice :-)

You are completely welcome!

It was a joy to hang out with you and the other residents of the Lilypad and discover the beauty of your part of the globe.

Thank you for the hospitality, stories, laughter, and all-around bliss infusion, as well as the nuggets of wisdom and perspective gained while I was there.

{{You are loved and appreciated}}

JFKlaver said...

Thank you for posting the links so we're able to see some of what you saw!