It was a wonderful trip, you-all, thanks for your prayers. Completely safe, no breakdowns or mishaps.

Mom says “You either have a good trip or come home with a good story” 🙂 This was a good trip, and again I’m a thankful man.

I’ve paddled like crazy today to get back up to speed after being out on Friday, and with five minutes to go in the workday, I’m happy to inform you, “We’re caught up.”

Today’s header and some new pictures in Flickr (see the sidebar on the right) have snapshots from the weekend. We got to see Tim, my youngest nephew on that branch of the family tree, play short-stop and pitcher in a couple of games he played on Saturday. The weather was perfect, the conversation lighthearted and fun, and we all came away with a touch of sunburn. Nice. Oh, and yes, they won all four games in the weekend tournament. There’s a “mercy-rule” in their league or conference that once a team is ahead by fifteen, they call the game. Friday night’s games the Lowell Arrows put that rule to use after the third inning in the first game and after the fifth in the second game. (ouch!) Saturday’s games were closer contests.

The concerts were WONderful, dinner at the Chinese Buffet after Saturday afternoon’s concert was to die for! (A bit more over-eating and a couple of us might have!)

Take a look at the pictures – they’re worth eight or ten thousand words. I’m off to join the evening commute.   🙂