The first Tuesday in November - Election Day - holds special significance in our household, particularly my mom. Here we are outside our local polling place preparing to vote:
Afterward we high-fived in the supermarket as we compared notes over each of our votes:
One night I happened to witness a breaking and entering at
one of the big buildings in the downtown area:
Dad told me to smile - so here I am obliging him:
We took a 500-mile road trip to Ohio to see family for the holidays -
here I am in the back briefing myself on boating & boating-related activities:
We listened to a lot of truck driving music -
it really seemed to suit the surroundings:
Finally around Columbus we reached civilization
(i.e., a restaurant that serves Cincinnati chili):
I received an early Christmas gift -- a leather-clad teddy bear and matching Harley.
I was a little choked up:
I got to try on some really impressive fire & rescue equipment at my cousins' house:
It's been over a year since my first trip to the happy playland at Johnny's Toys -
it was nice to be back:
It was great to be able to stock up on certain pantry items while cavorting at Johnny's Toys:
I also had a chance to fill in down at the post office - it wasn't a walk in the park, let me tell ya:
I like to blow off steam playing Pony Express with Mom:
It sure was fun tormenting my cousins from Ohio:
Meanwhile, my cousins' mom was completely unaware, heh heh.
Er ... I hope Aunt Sue doesn't read my blog:
My cousins' dad also seems not to know of my boorish behavior toward his three boys.
Uncle Dean thinks I'm fun:
I also enjoyed seeing my grandparents, who took me to Frisch's - home of the Big Boy.
My grandparents' trash bags are refreshingly cheerful and upbeat:
Laughter really is the best medicine: