It feels good to sit down after a sauna-like run, swim, and some landscaping work. I look over at Tally sprawled out in my office chair and feel like doing the same. They still continue to work on her dog park, so she’s sadly stuck at home without companionship and resists going outside in the mid-day heat. It will be a long lonely day for her. On the other hand, my wife and I have some time to catch a movie this afternoon. From what I understand, even the Presley family was impressed with the new Elvis film. 

We finished the Hacks series last night and started on the first episode of Sissy Spacek’s Night Sky. I also restarted Stranger Things, so I have something in common with my grandkids. I had started watching years ago after we attended an Outstanding in the Field dining event in Vancouver, B.C., our first international experience with this culinary group. The people sitting nearest us were all associated with the production of this show, The Man in the High Castle, and Teletubbies. I then watched them all out of curiosity only to find out that my grandchildren all want to portray Stranger Things characters for Halloween this year and want me to dress up as  Papa. At least they seem to have grown beyond their Harry Potter fascination that has dominated their costume planning for the past three or four years. 

I just sent out a few invitations for our get together when we pass through Indianapolis on August 2nd. We’re hoping to see all our friends at the Mousetrap starting at 3 p.m. It was the only way to see everyone in the day or two that we will be in town. It should turn out to be a great reunion of all our media friends throughout the years and one of the highlights of our long summer drive. Panama City, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Nashville, Indianapolis, Ludington, Petoskey, Mackinac, Cleveland, Canton, Ashville, and Hilton Head are all scheduled stops so far on this 3,000 mile tour. We’ll then fly to Portland a few weeks later for the second part of the journey. See You All Soon.