Thanks, everybody! Got a bunch of sleep this weekend. Got back home at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Went from Jer and Cheryl's place to my cousin Eric's place near Cleveland on Thursday night. Of course, he lives smack dab in the middle of LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, which suffered tons of rain and flooding. You may have seen it on the national news. Eric's house was OK, but none of us got to his house in time. We finally got there at about 7pm and had a great night getting to reacquaint ourselves with his gorgeous wife Patty, and their three great boys, Eric Jr, Jack, and Alec. We dined on ribs and shrimp and had a great night. The next morning, we headed out to Ohio's Geauga Lake amusement park (about 15 miles from where I went to high school and only five or six miles from Perry Green's house!) We had a great day at the water park and on the rides. The kids were having so much fun that we didn't leave until about 7pm... that put us on track for a late arrival in Maryland, but of course, it was worth it! Driving from Cleveland to Maryland was a breeze after all the other miles we did during the trip. Those NARROW and WINDY roads through the mountains on the PA Turnpike were a challenge, though! No real traffic to speak of, however, and it was a smooth ride. Stopped at the Perkins Restaurant in Breezewood, PA (our normal stop) and drank a pot of coffee (yes -- they brought the pot to the table). This is how my eyes looked after that:
Got home at 2:30 and tried to fix the Tivo and my computer as I noted earlier. After the coffee, I could not get to sleep until 6:30 a.m.! I slept until 1pm and then got back up to continue my battle with the computer. Got that fixed and then went to see Suessical the Musical with my family... we started the trip with a play, saw one in Colorado, and ended with one when we got back home. Culture, baby!
Slept in again today and getting ready for the week... I still haven't dug into that massive sack of mail... I'm sure I'll find the Draglist Nats photos in there... Will get those up as soon as I can... bp