So I thought we should get out ahead of Congress, so we left home at the PGA Golf Club in southern Florida, and went to spend the weekend-plus at Hilton Head and surrounds.
After family fun and a couple of rounds of golf, we decided to take a peek at the home of the enemy#1, so I-95ed our way to the Nation’s Capitol, actually McLean VA. Great old friends, excellent scotch and wine, and cuisine. Walked in a park and was told one could walk or bike within it all the way to West Virginia or south to Charlottesville, presumably without ever having to encounter reality. Hence my last essay here, “Shut ‘em down”.
From there we auto’d northeast to the “city that never sleeps”, NYC, staying with offspring in the “fashionable-upper-eastside” of Manhattan. Love “the city”. Heck, it’s where I was born.
Feeling guilty about having too much fun, and knowing that, like money, happiness is a fixed commodity, and I was hogging more than my “fair share”, I decided to redistribute some by driving out to the very-tip of the North Fork of Long Island to our son’s “weekend house”. Five days here with great scotch (even their dog is named “Scotch”), great wine (it’s wall-to-wall wineries out here), great seaside eateries, ferrying to Shelter Island and even Sag Harbor over on Long Island’s South Fork, playing with our dogs – bailey and Scotch – on the beach and in the surf, I’m afraid I must admit that that redistribute thingy didn’t work. I’ve been having “more fun than a human being should be allowed.” There oughta be a law.
In a few hours we’ll head back to the City, there to spend a night and get a three-hour jump start on tomorrow’s drive westbound to Lake Erie in northeastern Ohio near Cleveland. Heck, if GOP Leadership thought they oughta go there, I’ve gotta check it out. It’ll be a one-nighter there with friends – Are you seeing the waterside theme here? — enroute to a couple of days at Duck Lake in southern Michigan, boating, more golfing, revisiting our former life of a quarter-century ago. Might pause while passing Detroit to offer paying some water bills to those who promise to vote GOP in November. It’s a play on the PETA play.
From there it’ll be a weekend-plus-plus on Lake Michigan visiting with lots of family, followed by five days in East Tennessee, our former home base of twenty years. Yes, we’ll be staying on the main channel of the Tennessee River to continue our water theme. My foci each day are (a) taking all of my scheduled meds, (b) seeing that everything we packed for the trip gets back to the car before moving on, and (c) keeping my left elbow from “flying” during my backswing. It’s mentally-exhausting, so justifies my other focus (d?) on scotch consumption.
From there we’ll route ourselves back through the Hilton Head Area of South Carolina for another weekend of golf – following a round on Long Island, another at Duck Lake, and one in East Tennessee – on our return home to PGA. Twenty-four days on the road in toto It’s tough being me.