I had to return to Ohio for a few days. My mother, 98, fell a couple of times so I wanted to check in with her and it appears recovery is going well so we hope she can return to living an independent life as she has, in her own condo. I drove to Ohio, rather than fly, mostly so I could bring a Civic I have used in AZ and sell it. It has been a good car but I have a better one in Ohio and will bring it to AZ. This allows me to bring more stuff to AZ. I have lots of items in the basement that ought to see the light of day and bring some personality to the condo in AZ. I am not going to rent one of two any longer so I don't have to worry about a guest stealing these possessions! From the basement I brought up a.....
…..Louisville Slugger baseball bat signed by Olympian Dot Richardson and St Louis Cardinal Ozzie Smith and.....
….antique golf clubs, some dating way into the 1800's like the long nose driving club with a ram's horn slip to protect the bottom (yeah, who knew, using a piece of a ram's horn to protect the sole of a golf club) and....
….some bottles of alcohol signed by somewhat famous people like Red's baseball announcer Marty Brennaman! How about that!!!
And I have lots of books about the Civil War that my grandfather gave me. I mean lots but will only bring a few. Anyway, leaving these things in the basement didn't make sense so they will instead move to AZ. I also have a few copies of a national magazine that published an article of mine, a few books that I authored or co-authored (golf books so don't look for them on any best seller lists) and similar items. As for when I return and begin posting AZ hikes and rides? Soon, very soon. During my drive, it rained the final two days and today, it is raining. I can't take this anymore and the sun is calling me.