It's that annoying dance on the ground which tries one's patience.
But it's faster than driving.
Chatted with a fellow while boarding the aircraft. A decent enough old chap, very distinguished, but oh my, you could tell he had been a Nasal Radiator at some point in his life. He made a big deal out of deigning to speak with a lowly member of Uncle Sam's Aerial Fiesta. He warmed up considerably when I told him that all three of the progeny were Navy.
Perhaps you know him?
He flew these...
|A Grumman S-2A Tracker (BuNo 136658) of anti-submarine squadron VS-29.|
U.S. Navy Photo by PHC(AW/SW) Mahlon K. Miller
He worked in the government off and on. Seemed like a nice enough fellow.
|Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld.|
DoD photo by Scott Davis, U.S. Army.
I had no idea he retired as a Captain from the Reserves back in 1975. He seriously is an affable guy. I liked him.
But still and all, vacation is over. It's back to earning my pay on Monday.
I am still getting acquainted with my new camera, which I like a lot. So for the next few days I will no doubt
|Flamingos (for Buck), National Zoo|
|Cheetah, National Zoo|
|Stainless steel eagles, National Harbor|
|Fountain, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center|
I had a great time with the family. It was a nice long vacation but like Mr. Harrison said, "All things must pass."
So it's heigh-ho, heigh-ho, etc., etc.