In a considered change of plans, we’re still in Minnesota. For the last week and a half we’ve been visiting with our good mates Chip & Sloane (and two childerbeasts) which has been wonderful. The last few days in particular, staying with mates’ parents up on Lake Melissa. Bliss would a good word to explain the last few days, and homely and loved are words to describe our stay in Minnesota so far.
All good things must come to an end. We’ve booked a week in a small but comfortable place because I’m going in for knee surgery tomorrow morning and will need some quiet time (with the US Open !!!) to recover. For friends and relatives, it’s nothin’ serious; a quick neatening up of some cartilage on my right knee to give me back 100% mobility from the 75% I’ve been travelling with for the last two months. It’s not strictly necessary, but I expect the outcome to improve the remainder of our adventure. It does however, require complete anaesthetic so it’s not without commitment. See y’all on the other side 👋
- Hygge (HEW-gə or HOO-gə) is a Danish and Norwegian word which can be described as a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).