Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Vacation Is Here

This is my last blog post for a week. I will resume it next Wednesday. At 2:25 A.M. I will leave Dalton, Georgia and arrive in Springfield, Illinois at 3:05. Math would say that is a 13 hour journey, but thanks to the time zone it really is 14. I will have stop overs at Nashville Tennessee, Paducah Kentucky, and St Louis Missouri. This is the first time I have ever taken Greyhound and I am looking forward to it. It is also the first time I have been able to see my parents since their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2005. Finances played a part of that, but the major stopping point was my car. I have a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville with 183,000 miles on it. I don't trust it much further than 20 miles from Calhoun. It has been a good car but it is on way out. My parents just bought a new car and they are giving me their old one. I am not sure what make or model it is, but it only has 58,000 miles on it which gives me some dependability. My Dad also takes excellent care of his cars, so I am getting a good one. From what they have told me, it will be a busy time seeing as much of aunts, uncles, and cousins as possible. I also will be seeing my best friend who lives in Auburn, Illinois. We talk once a week and it will be nice for that to be in person. I am going to take a notebook with me and I should have several blog entries to post when I return. I already have a few subjects planned and they should be better with the extra time I have to polish them.

Todays baseball card is another one I got from Upper Deck. I hadn't opened this pack when I posted the Obama card yesterday. Upper Deck did 9 cards in this one. I hope you enjoy Rudy Giuliani's rookie card.


Dr. Mike Parnell said...

Blessings on your journey, Howard. Thanks for all your fine comments to me on my blog. They are uplifting to me in many ways.

Travis said...

Have a great trip Howard. My favorite trips are the ones I get to see family on.