We’re on our way home. We’re driving through some beautiful country. In case any of you have ever wondered why Virginia and Tennessee are so doggone beautiful with their green trees and thick, lush grass >>> I can tell you why. For this Texas dry-country, long-straight roads driver >> there’s nothing quite like driving through the Appalachian’s windy roads in the pelting down rain. It is beautiful country, though. (At least it’s not snowing!)
Our trip was very successful. We whittled the 20 apartment complexes that were on our list to four for our daughter to consider. We think she’ll enjoy living out in the D.C. area. There is so much to see and do, and I know she’s looking forward to her new job, even though she’ll miss New Orleans.
My husband and I had started listening to Agatha Christie‘s Nemesis (a Miss Marple mystery) on the way out, and finished it yesterday. There’s a reason Agatha Christie is considered one of the four queens of the Golden Age of Mysteries. Her mysteries are absolutely full of great characters, of whom Miss Jane Marple is always my favorite. Christie always manages to transport us to Cozy, quaint, and picturesque settings. This book provided all that!
My husband and I really enjoyed listening to this audio book, however >>> Toward the end of the novel, Miss Marple’s explanation of how she solved the mystery amounts to (practically) a retelling of the whole story. At one point, my husband stopped the recording to mention that it reminded him of the Cliff Notes version of the book.
I want to emphasize again, we really enjoyed the book. The settings, characters, plot, and the mystery are classic Christie. I’d also like to recommend my favorite retelling of Agatha Christie’s Nemesis, which is the Nemesis television movie with Joan Hickson. It just doesn’t get any better than this! (This link will take you to my original entry about this phenomenal television mystery series.)
(Sorry, but as far as I can tell this is no longer available on Netflix.)
P.S. Totally off subject: I saw my first robin in years on our drive home today. It took me back to the days when I lived up north.