Well, folks, here we all were just a few weeks ago.

You were certainly smart, leaving when you did. Just after Mary & Earl departed, here came Hurricane Jeanne, sneaking up on us and disrupting our normal activities for the better part of the week. As you know, it did terrible damage in Florada after it passed by us about 150 miles north of here. Hurricane Ivan spared us, too, as did Frances a couple weeks earlier.

Then things got better and the day we left was shaping up to be the very best day of the trip. ... (more)