The same thing happened to us last year a couple of weeks before our annual trip to British Columbia to win the west. We made the trip without the Poocharific who’d accompanied us on the same journey for many years. And we resisted the temptation to pick up a pooch along the way. But we did soon after we returned, and that’s my advice—get back on the horse—or dog—as soon as you can.I envy you your trip, especially Gloucester. Eliot counts enormously, of course, but so does Charles Olson who made Gloucester his stompin’ grounds.MurphOn Jun 24, 2018, at 6:59 PM, Kate Nichols <[log in to unmask]> wrote:My husband and I have decided to drive to Massachusetts this summer. We haven't done so in many years. We plan to stop in Elizabeth Park in Hartford where the ghost of Wallace Stevens has allegedly been seen or more likely felt. My husband's mother resides in Manchester-By-The-Sea, a part of Cape Ann, where Eliot has some history. We will visit the Summer House in Gloucester. Any other suggestions that pertain to Eliot or Stevens?On a personal note, my husband and I lost our beloved pooch who was with us for over 10 years. We lost her about a month ago. We have been grieving for her and this will be our first car trip without her. Although this will give us more freedom to stay where we like and not need to hurry back to the hotel when we visit places where she was not allowed, it will also be sad for us. Any suggestions?