Greetings from Naples, FL. Most people up north don't want to hear about our Florida weather, however, here goes. We are supposed to be in the 80's most of the week. We actually wore long pants several days ago as it was "chilly." I do not miss the snow. I think it looks pretty on TV. Don't forget to make a pot of potato soup! Stay warm.
Good morning (which it is here, not there -- i.e., the U S of A). Greetings from aboard a boat on the Yangtze River. What a pleasure it is to catch a "piece of home" via that mind-boggling thing known as the internet -- thanks Al -- and PHS60.myevent.
Fred, and all other train lovers, yesterday I watched the MAGLEV (magnetic levitation train) flash by at about 300 mph (faster even than the TGV). I thought of you. Didn't have time to experience the 19-miles-in-7-minutes trip from Shanghai center to airport. Would've liked to.
Anyway, it's good to maintain contact with PHS60'ers while in a trulyforeign country. Take care; stay well; each of you.
Murph, I'm sorry to report no sightings of country music-singing Chinese guides. And Joshua -- our group guide -- better not start. We cruise thru the first (i.e., easternmost) of the Three Gorges today, then are lifted thru the 5-stage lock system. Now several hundred miles out of Shanghai, we still have lots of haze. It's not yet daybreak, so I'm hoping for clearer skies soon. Otherwise, the grandeur of the surrounding mountains will no doubt be diminished. Hoping for good pix, but who knows?
I hear that it's warmed up back your way. I know that's welcomed. Take care; stay well; everyone.
Say Dillon! Haven't heard from you for awhile. Met a guy onboard the cruise ship named Steve Barrett who says he played football at FSU in the early 70s.
Fred, the thought of your shifting to warm-weather mode and classical music inspired the following:
Like robin, I too signal Spring
Relaxed here on the village green.
My bright mien says "Don’t know when
I’ll join you bloglodytes again."
For now its time to lounge sublime
Enrapt by Bach and Rubenstein,
With troubles nowhere close to me,
Just nature and KUSC.
Murph seems not to prefer my poem
‘bout those who, classical, perform
their music heard near blossomed tree.
Give him some blues and KFC.
Cookie, Nice hearing from you. So Carl, what is the game you are playing?? I can't understand either. Love the games!! Anyone??
BTW, had no problem posting but easier if hitting Reply.
Miss Manners says Dear Gentle Reader,
Call on her whenever you need her,
But please be polite,
Don’t cry troglodyte,
Nor Optical Rectitus neither.
[Actually Miss Manners would never be associated with such awkward sentence structure and crude rhyming, but it's the best Miss Manners that I can channel. Sorry.]