|Had to clean up the camelia blooms...|
I put the desk together myself in 1969 from a flatpack Mom ordered from a company that advertised in Yankee Magazine. Given absolutely no help, I put the drawer pulls on upside down. Even though I discovered the error afterwards, I didn't ever bother to change them. Now, 43 years later, they are still there.
We also got to spend a lot of time with sister-in-law Sue and her husband Mickey and Mickey showed me the cool planes he's working on. This included a compeletely stripped down Pitt acrobatic home-built, a 1952 (if I remember this date correctly) Piper, and others.
We also got to visit with and serve chili at Mickey and Sue's church in Atmore, Alabama. They actually thanked us for helping with their Valentine's Day/Chili dinner even though we had a great time.
The actual travel to and from was blessedly trouble free. Even though the truck now has north of 108,000 miles on it we had no problems there. We didn't have any delays either although I think we narrowly missed a couple of possibilities on the way coming and going. I guess we were due some good "luck" as we'd had all sorts of problems on last year's visits. As usual, we stayed in La Quinta in Sevierville, TN as our midpoint. Pet friendly, nice staff, clean rooms, good chow available relatively close by (well, we do know where to go) and a Bass Pro Shop store to visit. Can't beat that.
|The desk in David's office...|