Thursday, February 22, 2024


 We had a wonderful final stop in Atlanta, did the obligatory Southren eating at Waffle House 

and The Varsity - What'll ya have?  They opened in 1928.  Ring any bells?

We spent Presidents Day with the local fella.   It's an impressive museum with lots to see.

With a recreation of the Oval Office as it was during his term

Including a replica of the Resolute Desk which was a gift from Queen Victoria to Rutherford Birchard (did any of us ever know what the B stood for?)  Hayes in 1880.  Built with oak timbers from the HMS Resolute, a British Artic exploration ship, it has been used by most presidents since then.  
You could look up the details if you really care.

Tuesday we survived Atlanta traffic and boarded the last flight.  Five and a half hours is a long time to sit still with only crackers and cookiess for distraction.  Our car was in Gig Harbor and we returned to a dead battery and a visit from AAA. 

 Is that a fitting end to a trip that began with two cancelled 737 flights?

After five weeks and three days, seven airplanes, six hotels, one cruise ship, and several cabs, ubers, buses and vans, it's so good to be home.  The laundry is finished, the mail stack was workable, and the hot tub will be warm enough to luxuriate in tonight.  Home is good!  

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