19th November 2007

View from my balcony, as you can see Winter has been slow to blow off the leaves this year. The colours are really lovely still. Sunday I went over to Newburgh to get Rob a book on plants and flowers that will grow in this region. Sat down to read it in the coffee shop in Barnes and Noble.
Rang my Mum, she was so pleased to speak to me – Thanks Mum!! even though she admits it’s illogical after all my travels around the globe she worries about me being based in US 🙂
Rob flew in to JFK landing about 1pm, caught a bus direct to Grand Central and then the train out to Beacon arriving at 4.17 very easy. We went out to a local diner for dinner. They are so reasonably priced and the quantity of food has to be seen to be believed.
Woke up this morning to be greeted with snowfall not enough to stick but enough to make everything look pretty. Talking to some of the people in the office today the sort of wildlife we can expect to see when out walking is deer, bear, possum, raccoon, eagles, hawks, owls, bats, giant turtles and coyote! can’t wait. Also found out today that customs made a mistake when I entered the country and so officially I am not here which is why it is taking so long to get my social security ID. I have to go to a local customs office and register again. Off to Atlanta tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving with Paul and his family. Happy holidays to all if I do not blog till afterwards XXX

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