Monday Marginalia – And To Space! Indoors At Least.


The family in Huntsville, AL Space Center. Aaron, Sara, and Mike. Don’t know who the ones on each end are they closed their visors.

So when the kids were here we gave them the choice one day go to the Shiloh battlefield or to Huntsville Space Center. Well they chose the space center. Aaron had been there when he was in elementary.  Sara had never been there.  So to Huntsville we went.

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Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That?

Okay I’m a true GRITS (Girls Raised In The South) but apparently I’ve lost my ear for Southern accents.  (Oh and yes plural they are varied from the mountain twang to the Lowlands drawl to the Louisiana who has at least 10 of their own).   Continue reading

Views From A Car

View of downtown Chicago

Here’s the trip south. Chicago doesn’t have traffic early on Sunday mornings. This was about 7:30 am. There’s the WIllis tower (formerly the Sears tower) in the center. It’s rare to see the interstate so empty.

Mike drove most of the 13 hours to my parents.  I drove the 9 hours to Montgomery Alabama from my parents.  Needless to say last week doing the trip there and back plus the driving about to cemeteries and peoples homes – I spent a lot of time in the car.  No matter how great the audio books are or how many channels we got on Sirius, it gets boring being the passenger or driver.  I must acknowledge as a passenger I did more than my share of sleeping.  Still when I got bored I picked up my camera when a passenger and at stops to share the experience with you.  Here’s the photo gallery of 44 hours on the road.

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