This past week, nearly ten years later, I finally said goodbye. It was quite a good run, professionally speaking. While it had its ups and downs, I’d do it all over again. Personally, though, it was time for a break.
Getting there was not half the fun. Recent blog post.
The boardwalk at Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, several days after a Nor'easter blew through. The boardwalk didn't exist when I was a youngster growing up in Salisbury. In its place was a row of rundown seasonal businesses that had their heyday decades earlier, when Salisbury was considered more of a resort destination. April 2018. 🇺🇲
Public pay phones still exist in the United States. I saw these two yesterday in Keystone, South Dakota, the town nearest to Mount Rushmore. Both appeared to be in good shape, although I didn't verify with a call.
Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota. The visitors center is under construction, so this was as close as we could get today without taking the hiking trails. It was a bit too warm today for a long hike, especially when my next destination was not a shower, but an airplane. All things considered, this view wasn't bad.
Since mid-afternoon yesterday, the weather around here has turned damp, with low fog and occasional light showers on and off. A peak out the hotel window this morning confirms more of the same today.
After lunch in #Sundance, we visited the ranch house my friend recently inherited, then we drove back to #Spearfish. I fulfilled my Sunday obligation at the Catholic church there before we headed over to #Deadwood for dinner with my friend's mom.
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Husband of @kathryn. Catholic. Computer geek. Occasional globetrotter. Infrequent amateur radio operator. Phoenix, Arizona (UTC-7) 🌵
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