Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Favorite Young Man and I were out running errands Sunday afternoon. After our first stop, we got in the car and I locked the doors, as I always do.
But it reminded Favorite Young Man of our favorite vacation moment and he asked me, Did you see a bear?
When FYM was about 10 and The Hurricane was 3, Dr. X attended a conference at the Disneyland Hotel in California. We tagged along and had a great time. He conferenced during the day, and we rode the rides.
Then Dr. X had more business in a different part of the state, so we went along to see the giant sequoia trees. They were amazing! This one is the oldest. It's called The General Sherman. ( I hope the photo is here when you see this. It disappeared earlier, and it may do so again, just to drive me crazy. Everyone is out to get me.)
After our visit to the sequoias, we got in the car to return to the Disneyland Hotel for our last night in California. Suddenly Dr. X shouted, LOCK THE DOORS! IT'S A BEAR!
And there in the bushes by the road was a little tiny black bear, staring at the crazy tourists with amazement in his eyes.
The next Christmas I found a very funny sweatshirt for Dr. X. It pictured cartoon bears approaching a man and woman in a car. The man says, They have coat hangers, Martha!
So that's why FYM and I laughed about locking the car doors to keep the bears out. We agreed it was our favorite vacation moment.
How about you? Do you have a favorite vacation memory?
Infinities of love,