Tara and I left Nashville for Chicago on a Thursday morning. At the last minute I decided to let my cat Myca out. I figured he would return shortly after doing his "business" in the neighbor’s bushes, as usual, and I could then lock him in the house for the duration of our trip. When he didn’t return as

Atlanta trip

Tara and I just got back from a long weekend in Atlanta.  It
was nice to see the town.  I’d passed through before, but had never stopped to
look.  The first touristy thing we did after eventually finding our hotel — the
downtown Courtyard-by-Marriott, picked out b

California here we come!

For our "summer vacation," Tara and I went to California. Where in California? Just about everywhere in 4½ days. We took a Southwest Airlines "direct" flight from Nashville to Oakland. Stupidly, we thought "direct" meant direct. But, as the pilot explained as he came back and chatted with us while we sat