Sunday, June 24, 2012

Appalachian Spring

Ok, technically it's not spring, but there are so few songs I own that have "Cumberland", "In-Laws" or "Appalachia" in them.  ...and by so few, I mean one.

710 and I are in Maryland visiting his parents. He thinks I'm a good son-in-law because I go and see his folks 2-3 times a year.

The man has the son-in-law title all sewn up as he has to deal with mine 2-3 per month!

While this trip was mostly work - taking care of some estate and housing things for his aunt -  it still kind of felt like a get away.

We were tarred (that is Appalachian for "tired") from a long and hot day of working, as it was just the two of us. But there was a huge sense of accomplishment as well. I hope his folks feel the same way, but it's really not about the recognition....or shouldn't be.

I got to walk around the town while 710 was attending to other chores.  It is a charming town, or can be. Some of the scenery can be great, but from downtown, you don't get a sense of the mountains as much. And who doesn't like a quaint train station?

Of course, there was a dinner with the in-laws as well.  It was a nice meal.

And I love how doting they are on each other and how they walk together, like 710 and I do....I mean, if 710 wasn't 40 feet in front of his parents, and 55 feet in front of me. But I found them so cute, I couldn't help but snap a picture of them.

I can see ourselves like this - if I ever live that long.

Song by:  Aaron Copland


anne marie in philly said...

I've been thru cumberland on the amtrak "capitol limited" to chicago; looks cute, but have never stopped.

Ur-spo said...

I hope someday you an 710 have the exact same photo taken.
Well perhaps not the exact one, given neither would look good in those white pumps.

Erik Rubright said...

I don't know that I can see you ever wearing a hat like that. Or maybe I can....