Something for the weekend: Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer (1963) sung by Nat King Cole. I am on vacation with my family until August 4. My internet connection in the coming week will range from intermittent to non-existent. That is now by choice. In the past it was not, but now with ubiquitous wi-fi, portable ipads and kindles, that is no longer the case, and, truth to tell, it hasn’t been for the last several years. I will have posts for each day I am away on the blog, but if something momentous occurs, for example: Elvis is discovered working at a Big Boy’s in Tulsa, the Pope issues a Bull against blogging as a complete waste of time, or Trump and Ilhan Omar have a fist fight on the White House steps, I trust that this post will explain why I am not discussing it.
First, up to Kenosha, Wisconsin with a visit to my bride’s mother. We have been doing this since the birth of the twins and it has always been a fun family gathering. I heartily recommend both the Kenosha Civil War Museum and the Milwaukee Zoo Then it is back home next Tuesday for an overnight pit stop.
Then on to GenCon 52 over in Indianapolis, with a brief stop in Urbana on the way for a bankruptcy hearing. (Yes, the law mines do have a habit of intruding on vacations!)
My bride and I have only been attending since 1986, my bride missing 1991 when she was heavily pregnant with our twins. (I made a 300 mile one day dash to the Convention that year through continual thunder storms by myself, one of the more foolish actions of my life.)
If any of you are close to Indianapolis and you have never attended, it is worth a drive to see tens of thousands of role players, board gamers and computer gamers in Congress assembled. If nothing else you will go home reassured as to how comparatively normal you are. Last year’s attendance was in excess of 61,000 and there are multitudes of gaming related events.
A good week albeit somewhat tiring, but I can rest in the law mines after I get back!