Harry is drifting dreamlessly, halfway to Paradise, when it hits him: The smell. Dark roast coffee, link sausage, buttermilk biscuits, green apple fritters sizzling in brown sugar and hot grease.
Could it be true?
He opens his eyes. Early morning sunlight, pale and gleaming, cuts streaks of gold across the polished hardwood. A light breeze ruffles the edgings of long lace curtains. Far out in the leafy environs of Rock Creek Park, a chickadee flits from twig to twig, angrily scolding a jogger laboring along the path below. Car doors slam. A steady hum of traffic builds on the nearby Beltway. Two Pentagon transport helicopters lumber by on their way across the Potomac.
It’s morning in the District of Columbia, and the nation’s capital is in for a glorious breakfast!
Previously on The Rocky Road of Love… Episode 1: One Fine Day. Episode 2: Fate and Chèvre. Episode 3: The Rocky Road Ahead. Episode 4: Could This Be Lunch? Episode 5: I Only Have Eyes for Stew. Episode 6: Harry in Love. Episode 7: Dinner for Two. Episode 8: Sam, Line 2. Episode 9: Romance at Home. Episode 10: Barbecue, Beans, and Slow-Pitch Softball. Episode 11: Play Ball! Episode 12: How ‘Bout Them Dawgs! Episode 13: Mercy! Episode 14: Harry Gets Mad! Episode 15: Harry and the Hopelessly Inadequate Ballet Buffet. Episode 16: And Now Sam’s Mad! Episode 17: The Last Goodbye. Episode 18: The Big Breakup. Episode 19: Chocolate on Her Mind. Episode 20: Life without Harry. Episode 21: Life without Sam. Episode 22: Of Rice and Men. Episode 23: Lasagna to the Rescue! Episode 24: Together Again! Episode 25: Black Velvet! Episode 26: Romance on the Town!
Episode 27: Dancing!
Up Next … Episode 29: Paradise!