Tonight the man and I, along with our trusty sidekick Lucy Lou, are heading over to watch the Ambler Symphony play at Hope Lodge. We have tried to go every year (it hasn’t always worked out … honeymoon, Mini Cooper purchase, blah blah blah) but we are ‘traditions’ kind of people, and this is a good one.
Sadly, it will also probably be our last Ambler Symphony at Hope Lodge. It will be a long drive from our new abode on a Wednesday night. But it’s been fun re-visiting all the things we love to do in this area, and really appreciating them, before moving on to new traditions and routines.
I’m excited to see what our new home and community bring into our lives. But we have thus far been informed and influenced by our current traditions, and this is one of my favorites. I dutifully got an abundant charcuterie board from the restaurant, and even though we will be drinking fizzy water this year instead of a beautiful summer wine (I think we took Charles and Charles rose the last time we went and it was lovely!) I know we will have a great time.
This crazy journey of life is –in the words of The Beatles — a long and winding road. And even though this section is reaching its conclusion, I have loved the steps we’ve walked together in our home, in our little town. I will always remember this place with so much love and fondness.