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Hop On The Bus, Gus! June 9, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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Well, I’m off!

I’m headed to Orlando to “hop on the bus, Gus.”

Once packed, with suitcases and duffel bags stacked, we’ll wend our way North to New Jersey (the Garden State) for a fun old-fashioned family reunion.

Or, as we Scots call it . . . a “gathering of the clans.”

Wikipedia ~ Hammer Throw (in Public Domain)

A get-together . . . just like the Braemar Gathering.

Only smaller.

With fewer kilt-wearing, caber tossing, highland dancing,  bagpiping Haggis eaters in attendance.

And no Royals from Balmoral ~  they’re still recovering from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

We will have a few wee drams of Scotch on hand to “wet the whistle.”

For medicinal purposes only.

{{nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more}}

I may have access to the internet and time for cyber-surfing amidst the festive frivolity and frivolous fun.

Or not.

Time will tell.   Be well.

Ach, mon . . . that’s better!

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1. Spiritual World Traveler - June 9, 2012

Enjoy!!

nrhatch - June 9, 2012

Thanks. As soon as I finish my coffee/wake up, I’ll be on my way.

2. 2e0mca - June 9, 2012

Which Clan would you be a part of then Nancy? And none of that blended muck… Proper single malt whisky only!

nrhatch - June 9, 2012

MacIntosh ~ Touch Not The Cat Bot A Glove!

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Aye, laddie. Perhaps some Glenfiddich?

2e0mca - June 9, 2012

Ok – Gordon for me… 🙂 Glenfiddich is a beginners scotch… go try Glen Laphroaig or Talisker. Though, at the smoother end, Highland Park or that singular Deeside scotch Royal Lochnagar, deserve a look. Enjoy your caber tossing 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

I am a beginner when it comes to Scotch. Thanks for the tips.

3. Life in the Boomer Lane - June 9, 2012

Have fun!

nrhatch - June 9, 2012

Thanks, Renee. Your message got snagged by the SPAM filter. But I skimmed it out before “flushing” the rest. 😉

4. granny1947 - June 9, 2012

Have a great time.
Don’t eat too much Haggis.

nrhatch - June 9, 2012

No worries there, Granny. I’ll not be seen in the same room with Haggis. 😛

5. katecrimmins - June 9, 2012

Loved the video, especially the accents! Why are foreign accents so intriguing? Have a great trip.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

The trip had HIGHS and LOWS. And lots of accents. 😉

6. sweetdaysundertheoaks - June 9, 2012

Have a wonderful time Nancy!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Thanks, Pix! Glad I went. Gladder still to be home.

7. magsx2 - June 9, 2012

Hi,
Wow, sounds great, enjoy your trip, and I loved the video, going now to watch part 2. 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Glad you enjoyed the video. The trip was . . . CHALLENGING. It’s good to be back on Terra Firma.

8. Just A Smidgen - June 9, 2012

Enjoy your travels and your break!!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

I need a break from the “break.” Rather an arduous adventure.

9. ryoko861 - June 9, 2012

Where in Jersey? (I’m a Jersey girl 😉 )
Have a great time! The weather is suppose to be great (ok, maybe a threat of a small shower)!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Monmouth County . . . middle of the state, near the shore.

10. kateshrewsday - June 9, 2012

😀 Have a great time Nancy….are you blogging whilst on the move?

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

As it turns out . . . NO. Instead, I enjoyed a 13 day “internet fast.” 😀

11. jannatwrites - June 9, 2012

Sounds like fun! So, are you saying that you’ll have at least a few kilt-wearing, caber tossing, highland dancing, bagpiping Haggis eaters there? If so, I hope you share some pictures 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

None that I noticed . . . but I do have some photos to share.

12. sufilight - June 9, 2012

Have a wonderful time! And if a kilt wearing relative does show up, do take pics. 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

No kilts. A few bathing suits. Lots of smiles. A few frowns and tantrums. Good to be home. Photos soon.

sufilight - June 22, 2012

Welcome home, Nancy!!! 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Thanks, Marie! It’s nice seeing so many friendly faces on SLTW.

13. bluebee - June 9, 2012

Have a hoot, mon, 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

We did. And also a holler (or two). 😉

bluebee - June 22, 2012

Hello Nancy 😀

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

There’s no place like “home” . . . 😀

14. Patricia - June 9, 2012

Have fun!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Thanks, Patricia. Not a terribly relaxing week, but quite productive. Glad I went. Gladder still to be back in my “as usual” life.

Patricia - June 22, 2012

There is nothing like being home and in your own bed.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

I’ve often felt that the BEST part of any trip is walking through my front door.

15. souldipper - June 10, 2012

Enjoy, Lassie! It was fun to watch the video on Balmoral Castle. I knew the Queen always loved it.

See ya soon, Nance.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

After 13 days away from a computer . . . I’m still feeling a bit shaky in my Cyber Shoes. 😉

16. Andra Watkins - June 10, 2012

Stop and see us on the return. Safe travels, Nancy!!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

I’ll be around shortly. I’m playing catch up on several fronts at the moment.

17. CMSmith - June 10, 2012

Have a great trip.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Thanks, Christine. A very different reunion from those celebrated in the past. My parents did seem pleased to have ALL their kids and grandkids around . . . maybe for the last time.

18. Pocket Perspectives - June 10, 2012

Enjoy….

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Thanks, Kathy. And congratulations on your retirement!

Pocket Perspectives - June 22, 2012

Oh welcome back!….we’ve missed you!…so special that your parents were pleased…ohhhhh, I see below…smiles and tears…it does get complicated as parents age. I hope you and bff had enjoyable times too.
And retirement??…wow….so much easier than working…WOW!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

The past 13 days have been an arduous adventure . . . UP one minute and DOWN the next. But that’s life, eh?

I’m so glad that you’re enjoying your time away from work. Thanks for the warm welcome home. 😀

19. viviankirkfield - June 10, 2012

Aye, Nancy…safe travels! Sounds like a right proper gathering, to be sure. 🙂

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Definitely a “working” vacation . . . we made some progress on several fronts, but there is still much to be done around the “OK Corral.”

20. Three Well Beings - June 12, 2012

Hope you’ve had a great time. I was out of commission for a few days too…family wedding and it functioned as a reunion, too! The best of times…hope it was for you, too, Nancy! Debra

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

As Dickens might say: “It was the best of times . . . and the worst of times.” Glad you had fun.

21. Team Oyeniyi - June 12, 2012

Have a wonderful time! With you away I won’t feel so guilty about my lack of visits! I had a four day weekend this weekend and every intention of catching up – it didn’t happen – but I am trying and did manage to visit a few of my favourite people!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Thanks for swinging by. I don’t know that I will be able to comment on ALL the posts that landed in my In Box during my 13-day Cyber Fast.

I did scroll through the notifications and saw that one of your sons celebrated a birthday! Hope he enjoyed every minute.

22. cuhome - June 12, 2012

Sounds like a ton of fun! Enjoy!

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

Definitely NOT all Fun and Games . . . but smiles prevailed over the tears (most of the time, anyway).


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