Well, we're back in Tennessee. But not just any Tennessee - the sweltering hot, I'm talking 103 degrees Tennessee. All of our grass is yellow and crunchy and the plants are done for. And the poor trees! They're dropping their leaves like it's Fall.
As you can imagine, this was a maddening jolt to the system as we were in ice cold, coat-needin' Alaska for ten straight days before. I can't even muster up the courage to so much as take the sweat inducing hike to the mailbox but only peek out at it from behind closed curtains. Our poor air conditioner whines away as if it's begging us to say that we're only kidding. Even the ice cream trucks have stopped circulating, their drivers most likely figuring that the box fans will block out their jingly-jangly drive-bys.
During our last few days in Alaska and Canada, we had really spotty internet reception. Which I guess was good as it forced me to actually enjoy the vacation and concentrate on beautiful things like nature and historic bordellos. Oh yes - bordellos. I have to admit that they were one of my favorite parts of the trip and I can't wait to tell you about them. Anyway, I have a lot to share with you buckaroos about the trip as soon as my mind can get itself together again. The fifteen hour trip home along with the extreme time change and heat has not quite been registered by my body and I feel like I'm drunk on something. Quite possibly exhaustion and a steep drop in excitement.
In the meantime, check out this trailer for "Moonrise Kingdom". I highly recommend this film if you haven't already seen it. It's a great story and absolutely stunning to look at. And with a soundtrack that is heavy on the Hank Williams, Francoise Hardy and Alexandre Desplat, you can not go wrong. I wanted to see the movie again the minute that it ended.