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New York State of Mind
Author: Raine    Date: 10/11/2021 13:02:30

Good Monday Morning. My sister and her family came for a visit this weekend. Friday night we unwound with a few beverages outside with music playing and cocktails. Saturday, I finally was able to take them to Annapolis and tour the Naval academy including its Museum, Chapel, and the crypt of John Paul Jones. Later that night Bob joined us and we went out for dinner at a local BBQ chain.

Annapolis is just about a half-hour from us, so it's really a lovely day trip. Yesterday, we stayed super local and had brunch. The Falcons were playing American football in the morning, so we ate and watched the game. There was no rush, no family stress and lots of laughter.

After brunch, we drove around the corner to the College Park Airport and Musuem. It's small and not overwhelming. It's also historic in that it is the oldest continually running airport in the world. In 1909 Wilbur Wright came to the area to train 2 military officers to fly the government's first aeroplane.

We came home early in the afternoon, watched football and basically spent time with each other doing everyday normal things.

This post isn't about the military, history, museums or anything of the sort. This post is about spending time with loved ones. Being that I live in Maryland now, these visits happen rarely. Usually a visit to NY or them to us is for an event of some sort. That's not a bad thing, but in all the years since I left New York State(15 years!!) I don't remember a time when my sister and I (and the brothers in law and the nephew) got to spend time, just because we wanted to. It may seem like a no brainer, but sometimes life gets busy and sometimes life reminds you, to relax and appreciate the ones that matter most in your life.

This was a good weekend.

&
Raine

 

10 comments (Latest Comment: 10/11/2021 17:28:38 by livingonli)
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Comment by Will in Chicago on 10/11/2021 13:48:32
Good morning, bloggers!!!!

Raine, I think that I will be in the same position. I am not sure when I will see my family and friends in Chicago again.

Value people while they are here as life is far too short.

Comment by Raine on 10/11/2021 14:14:21
I'm really disappointed with the pilots at Southwest Airlines. It's our goto airline.



Comment by Raine on 10/11/2021 14:17:01
Southwest canceled 347 flights on Monday, down from 1,124 on Sunday, which was 30% of its schedule, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware.

The airline has already said it would trim its fall schedules to avoid cancellations and delays that plagued its operation during the summer. Now the airline is weighing whether it needs to cut more.

Maybe they need to cut some pilots.

Comment by livingonli on 10/11/2021 14:49:41
Good morning. Who saw all the missed field goals in the Packers-Bengals game?

Feeling a little out of it today.

Comment by Raine on 10/11/2021 15:03:06
Quote by livingonli:
Good morning. Who saw all the missed field goals in the Packers-Bengals game?

Feeling a little out of it today.
We watched a lot of crap football yesterday -- exception: The Falcons.

Why are you out of it liv? Is something going on?


Comment by BobR on 10/11/2021 15:04:54
Quote by Raine:
I'm really disappointed with the pilots at Southwest Airlines. It's our goto airline.


Did I miss something? Air Traffic Controllers work for the government, and if they stage "sick-outs", that is outside the control of the airlines.

Comment by Raine on 10/11/2021 15:13:45
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine:
I'm really disappointed with the pilots at Southwest Airlines. It's our goto airline.


Did I miss something? Air Traffic Controllers work for the government, and if they stage "sick-outs", that is outside the control of the airlines.
I think it 's more about the pilots, but I get what you are saying.


Comment by TriSec on 10/11/2021 16:15:31
Greetings, comrades!

A bunch of Kenyans won the Boston Marathon again.

Now, now. There is no malice in my heart - we have truly embraced our Kenyan brethren here since the started dominating they race a few years ago now.

I'll take that as a tremendous sign of "NORMAL" here in the Hub of the Universe.



Comment by TriSec on 10/11/2021 16:19:13
Also just picked up a new bottle of Four Roses bourbon (small batch). The sun has just split the clouds - there's going to be a fire and a cigar in my future plans for this afternoon.



Comment by livingonli on 10/11/2021 17:28:38
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Good morning. Who saw all the missed field goals in the Packers-Bengals game?

Feeling a little out of it today.
We watched a lot of crap football yesterday -- exception: The Falcons.

Why are you out of it liv? Is something going on?

I have what I thought was a pimple on the back of my head but it seems to have swelled up. The nurse was going to get a doctor to work on it, but so far I am waiting. I feel very tired today, so I should take a nap.