I'm back! How has everyone been? What's new and exciting?
We've had a lot of company over the past few weeks which has been awesome! There is nothing quite like seeing your own town through the eyes of someone else.
We showed off the best parts of our town: places like the beach, tree-canopied streets, parks, historic homes and adorable downtowns. We ate at great restaurants, checked out interesting shops, took long walks and spent a lot of time just talking and laughing. The weather cooperated and was absolutely lovely the entire time. I baked, of course. If nothing else I will always offer guests tasty treats!
Of course, we were lucky to also have perfect guests: Thoughtful, funny, gracious and both interested and interesting! We are forever grateful to anyone who is willing to spend their very precious vacation time hauling themselves all the heck the way to Florida to see us! We are so happy that they came!
Frankly, these days, my hat is off to anyone willing to drive endless highway hours battling road construction, bad drivers, mercurial weather and recalcitrant automobiles. All guests deserve rewards for endurance! The least we can do as hosts is to make our visitors as comfortable as possible.
Worse in my opinion is flying. In fact, I think right now the only thing good I can say about air travel is that it is faster than any other mode of travel. The entire experience is expensive, inconvenient and unpleasant. But I suppose until Scotty really can Beam Us Up, travelling by plane is going to be the best we can do.
Speaking of airplanes, yesterday Tim and I went to a museum we had never visited before, the Military Heritage Museum.
It was a fascinating places filled with information, memorabilia and loads of volunteers ready, willing and able to ask questions and share terrific information. Most of what was there was not new to either of us as we are both interested in history. And there was a lot of history there as every U.S. involved war/police action/conflict/official skirmish from the Revolutionary War right straight through to the present day was represented.
The coolest part was that this museum has some interactive stuff! For instance Tim was able to sit in a flight simulator and "fly" a plane with a real life pilot right at his side talking him through. His instructor was very impressed with him. (I was too!):
As I watched I couldn't help but think of Snoopy and his endless "aeroplane" battles with the Red Baron. heeheehee
So anyway, that's mostly what we've been up to lately. Enjoying our guests to the absolute Max and then discovering this museum ourselves yesterday. We are just having way too much fun.
Today it's back to the museum for me. And life begins to settle back into what passes for "normal". Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
Nice to be back though. Hugs all 'round
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.