But not without me!! Ha! Well, I'm officially laid off again and enjoying my first day of vacation. Well, sort of. Been running around like the proverbial headless chicken trying to get clothes and supplies together. We are planning on leaving out early Friday morning. We will head down to Mobile first to visit Capt. Jack's brother and then shoot over to Houston to see his sister. Both will be short, overnight stops so as not to inconvenience them and to make as good a time over Texas as we can. From Houston we are going to stop in San Antonio to see the Riverwalk and such; maybe take in the Alamo. Then on to Big Bend National Park and do some camping in the Chisos Mtns. From there we don't have any hard and set plans. I'm so freakin' excited.
The timing on work, the moon, everything has worked out great so far. Allen is going to babysit Grendal while I'm gone and generally look after the place.
My sister found out today that I was doing this and she had a fit. How could I run off to some remote part of the country with this older man I've only known for 5 months?! He could be an axe murderer! I need to stick with guys my own age! blah, blah, blah...And I said yeah, the vast majority of the guys my age are smack in the middle of a 15 year marriage with 2.5 kids and if they are not married, or taken or very recently singled, then they are usually of dubious standing. Whack jobs. Yeah, I know, there are exceptions to every rule but I'm saying for the most part, of the ones I've met. It's very hard to meet someone single and not a complete weirdo. And if Jack was an axe murderer, or any other type criminal, they wouldn't have let him around the Presidents. Of course, if you've never been caught, you wouldn't have a record! lol!
Anyway, it just astounds me sometimes how many people go their whole lives living in a manner prescribed by other people. Doing only what you are 'supposed' to do. You know, grow up, go to college, get married, have kids, plant flowers and die. And not to say that's a bad thing really, if that's what you truly want to do but what is wrong with taking the road less traveled? We celebrate such a thing in literature and cinema but when someone actually does it we say 'wooooo, they're crazy'. I said, well what am I supposed to do? sit around the rest of my life pining because I never met some certain guy that fits in some certain category and never get out and see anything? Screw that. Hey, once you get to our age, what the hell, you know? Capt. Jack and I know the score.
So, I loaded the info I need to keep blogging onto Jack's laptop last night and hopefully will keep ya'll informed of my adventures when possible. See ya!!!!