Betcha don’t get to see this everyday:

That, my friends, is the Giant Peach of Gaffney, South Carolina. I just had to take a picture. I mean, wouldn’t you?

Well, I’m back from my trip and I had a great time. I want to thank the librarians, faculty and students at Greenville High School for being so kind to me, especially these ladies:

That’s Judy and Kathy, who took such good care of me. And bought me a great dinner, put me up in a hotel and *yum* bought me mochas. I just loved that.

Here’s a shot of me with Brendan and Alex, with whom I discussed the Grateful Dead and other topics:

And finally, this:

How cool is that?

Anyway, so I’m home now. Exhausted. Wading through forty emails, papers to grade, a review to revise, and various other professional issues. Sheesh. This is supposed to be a vacation. Isn’t it?

*crickets chirping*

Well, I guess that’s my answer. Oh, well. Life is good: I can’t complain. How could I when I got to see the big peach?

have a great day everybody….

(Oh, and a P.S. to Kim Bly, who I’ve been told reads this journal…HELLO!!!)