No sign of recession in Atlanta

We just spent a few days in Atlanta with the Camelis and had a great time as we always do.

I kept looking for signs of a recession but couldn?t find any. The airports were crowded and parking lots full as usual. I think the Atlanta airport was even more crowded than in times past.

The Camelis? pizza place was having some of its best days ever while we were there, but then maybe no one gives up buying great food at any time.

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It was our first chance to meet Wolfie, the mutt from the pound who has been a new member of the household since the boys returned home from the Marion County Fair visit last summer. He is a frisky and friendly guy and well-behaved, for the most part.

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Nancy looked in the boys? bedroom when we arrived and saw it was a typical boys? bedroom. Asked how they navigate around all of the stuff, the answer was that their feet are smaller.

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Alex has taken very well to the flight-simulator program we gave him for his birthday. I didn?t know it was so powerful.

He has become very skilled at flying most any type of airplane with his joystick.

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While we were watching TV one evening, including ?Journey to the Center of the Earth,? we caught a few minutes of ?Grease.? Louie?s observation on ?Grease? was that it was amazing how everyone randomly breaks into song and they even know the words.

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Hillsboro?s Schroeder Field is included in the airports one can select with the flight simulator. Not much detail, but the reservoir is in the right place once you get off the ground.

Alex took off from Hills?boro?s airstrip in a Boeing 747. He ran out of runway but the program is forgiving and let him use more field to get it in the air.

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The weather was the coldest and windiest it?s ever been for a visit to Atlanta. We went to Piedmont Park to walk the dog and let Louie ride his bike. Some people were out there in shirt sleeves, but I was freezing with long sleeves and a vest.

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Amy told me a joke, and I laughed about it all weekend.

A high-class woman is sitting in a lounge somewhere in the South and a guy comes up to her and asks her if she had gone to Harvard.

Yale, she says.

So he shouts, ?Did you go to Harvard??

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Senate Bill 198, introduced by a Kansas City senator, proposes to cut the number of counties from 105 to 13 in order to reduce the cost of government in Kansas.

I think it has some merit since Kansas ranks 49th in residents per government efficiency.

We all like to live here because there are wide open spaces and few people. But too few people make it difficult to pay for everything.

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On Thursday I decided to take Amy to the bus stop so we could use a vehicle while everyone was in school or at work.

We were cutting it close, so when we drove up to the Marta station I asked which of the three buses was hers. She said it was the one pulling away. So I quickly drove up along side of it and Amy waved to the bus driver. Since she is a regular, the driver stopped and let her on.

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Is spring around the corner?

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