Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Travelog part VI

20090727, 9:37AM. ThreshCon is over, really REALLY over, and we're heading home. Some people departed late Sat or early Sun; most people left by the end of Sunday; we and one couple stayed an extra night to relax before the trip home.

Some photos have already been posted (privately until all those concerned give their approval for publication), and more will follow. I'll put a link to the thread when the time comes.

From a bookstore slash cafe near the hotel where we stayed, where we had lunch one of the days, Jodi bought "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", a well-done parody of the famous book. According to the cover blurb, "... Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read". Midga's getting back into reading aloud in the car... he's out of practice but you'd never know it.

6:06PM. Plans for this evening have just been defenestrated by a phone call. There's been something of a disaster in Marah's family, which needs to be dealt with. (Her children need desperately to learn when not to place requests on their mum, though. It really doesn't help when they're throwing out "Can we this? Can we that?".) We all pile back into the recently-vacated car and head off.

9PM. Turns out the disaster isn't as bad as it could have been (phew!), but it's definitely not good news. We spend the evening talking and praying, mostly.

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