Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Sweet Sorrow of Parting...

As is the case with all good things, today the "Summer Vacation of '16" must come to an end.

Fortunately, unlike the last vacation the Missus and I took, this one's final day shall not feature (a) my locking the car keys inside of the rental car; (b) a cancellation of our flight home - from a foreign country; (c) a 'substitute' flight back to the United States that landed us at an airport approximately sixty miles away from the airport from which our flight home to New Jersey was scheduled to depart less than two hours after we landed at the first airport; (d) a bribe to a Miami taxi driver to ensure that we completed the trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale in less than sixty minutes; and (e) Margaret having to cry us out of the general security line and into the TSA expedited security line in order for us to make it to our gate before our plane pulled away from it without us.

Today, all we have to do is navigate our way through northbound traffic on the Garden State Parkway on a summer Sunday afternoon.  Never the most pleasurable of experiences but nothing to be confused with one of the Twelve Labors of Hercules. 

Well, not on most Sundays anyway.  I suppose that by dinnertime tonight we shall know better on which side of the line today's trek falls. 


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