The Smuggs Chronicle, Part Nine
Ninth Day: August 26, 2013
Downtown Jeffersonville. We bought wine, a scarf — and her birthday card. All before lunch.
gray clouds a sigh of relief clutching that envelop
Rain Day. We rest at Sycamore. Using the sausage, olive cholis and the variety of cheeses — Brie, two different cheddars — that we bought at the Cabot Creamery factory outlet, Mira makes a European continental lunch.
The extra sharp cheddar with cooked sausage on a slice of cholis bursts with flavors: pungent, sour cheese combines with luscious, biting meat. I wash mine down with glasses of Franzia burgundy.
Rattling raindrops —
another slice of cheese
Mist over Mount Mansfield. Only its peak rises above it.
A late afternoon dinner followed by the Fun Zone. Mira and I keep up a volley playing table tennis. Frankie descends the giant inflatable sign over and over.
a sky full of
read from the beginning: Pre-Smuggs Insomnia, the Prequel
more by FRANK J. TASSONE
photograph by Jez Timms