Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rambling Thoughts on a Memorial Day Weekend....

While still getting used to the workings of a new computer I don't have it in me to finish up the "Ode to Grand Lake" just yet.....I'm still working on getting my photos reloaded, and installing the set up for loading the program for the Nikon into the new "tower"....so, the work will continue over the hot and humid holiday weekend.

Grilling....

Yesterday afternoon, I fired up the grill, mom, niece Lori, her young daughter Olivia, sister Kelly and, even even Mike stopped by, along with Patricia and me.....Burgers, Kosher Hot Dogs, Brats, and BBQ Chicken, Patricia made a veggie tray, and desert...the women had some wine, and I downed a few long necks...if I don't say so myself, the food was excellent, even with my old gas grill, converted to a charcoal, the food came out pretty close to perfect. {insert bragging on myself}

Baseball....

With my Spring work done on the diamonds, I still follow the Regional Games....Minster, who I was working the District Final, will make a return trip to the State and defend their D4 Championship next weekend...for the second straight year they defeated Sidney Lehman in the Regional Final to move on to the Semi State against Defiance Tinora.  Other area teams to make the finals in Columbus are Lima Central Catholic in D3, and Wapakoneta in Division 2, who defeated league rival and top ranked Defiance High School by a 6-1 score.  The State Tournament will be played from May 31st through June 2nd.

Upstate New York....

Patricia and I will take Kelly to the upper reaches of New York State next week....and she joins husband Denmark Mike at the Marina Resort on an island in the St Lawrence River...he will be there running that restaurant until Labor Day, when they will return to south Florida, and their home in Naples...hopefully I will get a few good photographs.

Kokomo....

The NY trip will cut out most of the time I had planned on spending at the Vietnam Reunion in Howard County, Indiana....but hopefully I will be able to get over and stay with Tom McCandless and Company for a day...before returning to the summer umpire wars on June 1st.  The month of June is pretty full of baseball dates, except for the weekend of June 10th when we will travel to Columbus and watch oldest son, Sam, graduate from The Ohio State University...with his degree in Actuarial Science in hand...hopefully soon after he will be working in that field.  It is a wide open field....and he is already getting interviews.

The Hot Weekend Ahead....

Hot, humid, but no rain in sight....that is the story for the Memorial Day Weekend ahead....enjoy!

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The Photos-Things are not going to be easy with the new photo set-up....Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, and remember the reason....for this Holiday, it's not for the bastards like Obama and other haters of America....it's in honor of those who served, fought, and die for useless idiots like him and his supporters.



2 comments:

Deborah Wilson said...

Have a nice Memorial Day weekend, Pat. The food/cookout sounded wonderful - nothing like a brat cooked on the grill - I also throw on corn on the cob!

Olivia Michelle 2011 said...

Thanks for dinner, your grilling was perfect! You get bragging rights! Love you!