We finally were able to leave for our summer trip on May 28th, a few days later than planned, but with our minds more or less at ease than if we had left earlier. Steve finished his first response to the copy editor of his book. That was a huge project and I can't believe he managed to complete it under so much pressure. We got most of the car stuff squared away and tried to leave the house fairly clean for Chloe, who is thankfully taking care of things while we're away.
On our way to Boston, we stopped in Palmyra. I've never been, and loved being able to put a place and an image with the stories from church history. I've been reading Rough Stone Rolling, which made it even more poignant. The sacred grove is beautiful. It certainly wouldn't have looked like this in April.