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... booked for Monday, and Thursday we have a flight booked to Charleston. Should we leave on Sunday instead, as the weather got worse it seemed unlikely the Monday evening trains would run, and then we got the e-mail from Amtrak telling us our Monday train was, indeed, cancelled. So we now have an alternative booking on Amtrak for Wednesday, but in case that train doesn't run we have also booked a rental car so we can get to the airport on Wednesday and into a hotel ready ...
... arrived as I arrived. What a wonderful man who I chatted with as I continued my journey an hour north to the lovely town of New Canaan, Connecticut.
A perfect day....started with 50 cups of coffee and not a wink of sleep. But it didn't matter. I was with my family. Upon meeting my cousin Chandler, who I had only met once when he was 3, I felt an instant connection.This trip, its a lesson in family. The family Ive never known ...
... what it was - this was later toward the end of our day and had heard the popping sound relentless.
"Gun shots," he confirmed.
You're still in the Bronx, just far enough away that the sound travels? we joked.
Nope, it's from a police shooting range he explained. The residents complain about it frequently as their fires never cease.
The man named Mike, working outside a tackle and bate shop, said that police sometimes bring suspicious packages to an area ...
... people on the streets with flyers, trying to get people into shops, shouting out about whatever it is there trying to promote, the shops are open late, there's a more diverse group of people around. Though we did see two people arrested and arguing with the police within the first fifteen minutes of being here this morning! Yeh, much different in a lot of ways, the buildings are a bit more tightly packed here, they're more high rise, though ...
... but very importantly also as stimulus in our relationships with each other. Embarking on a self contained trip like this is a bit like living on a small boat but, like on a sail boat, we all have to pull the lines together if we are going to get that mainsail up. It definitely feels like now is a good time for the kids to graduate to be fuller participants in running the boat rather than simply coming along as passengers. With luck we will ...
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