We’re dashing out the door to catch a flight to North Carolina and will be back July 9. Although I’m originally from coastal N.C., we’re opting for the coolness of the mountains this year. Tucson is hot, hot, hot!
General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board is an old North Carolina beach music group. I want to share their song Gone Fishin’ with you today as it perfectly echoes my feelings right now. I found a You Tube video that features the song. Just click to play.
This trip is going to be good for me as I’m homesick. I can tell I’m feeling this way because my mouth is thinking about Carolina barbecue, boiled peanuts, and sweet tea.
I’ve packed my Chairmen of the Board t-shirt. Carolina Girls is their most famous song—and I’m a Carolina girl through and through.
There are lots of activities planned for this trip, but we’ve also built in “slow” time. I’m going fly fishing as the mountains offer great opportunities with their cold, freshwater sites. I don’t much care about actually catching anything; the act of fishing is very meditative and relaxing.
This is going to be my fishin’ hat. It’s one I made last year (pre-blogging days) from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects. I love this fabric--it has the most wonderful oceanic mythology graphics, from mer-horses to mermaids to King Neptune, etc.
Okay, I’m leaving now and will be back on July 9.