One: I arrived in the US on the day Neil Armstrong died and this was the first bit of news that I saw on te airport TV screens. I'm posting a replica of the suit he wore on Apollo 11. Armstrong was a hero for many though he claimed no fame. May he rest in peace.
- Two: My sister, brother-in-law and I found one another in the airport with no problems. A couple of summers ago, I was waiting upstairs and they were downstairs. After nearly an hour, we finally made a connection.
- Three: I was lucky that my sister was able to get some time off so we could do things together. She works in the lab of one of the hospitals in Cincinnati. A new Jungle Jim's was to be opened this week on a route she has to take to get to work. I've been wondering about the traffic problems that must be causing.
- Four: They live outside a small town which when they first moved there didn't even have a grocer's of any kind. Now they have Kroger's, which for us here would be a hypermarket.
- Five: My BIL's banty roosters woke me up every day before it was light out. He has to have the poor things cooped up because a hawk or some other animal will get them. I feel bad for their living conditions, but I sure wouldn't miss the roosters. Besides, I could crow better!
- Six: Especially my BIL complains about the noise of traffic on their road (there are many times when there are no cars travelling at all). I think, with the exception of the roosters, they live in a very quiet area.
- Seven: Terri has recently remarked what a TV addict she is. I spent more time reading than watching TV. I did watch Judge Judy (she makes me laugh) and Ellen sometimes. Oh, and have you seen the 'Turtle Man'? I'm not sure of the exact name of the programme. It's starring this guy from Kentucky who helps people with their critter problems.
- Eight: I tried out some recipes on the family while I was there which were hits. One of them is called Cheater's Lasagna (similiar to Baked Ziti); another was pork chops in a marinade, very good; finally, one from the southern lady cooks website - a cherry cheesecake, extra good. Of course, I had to make a Spanish omelette. For our family reunion in Kentucky I made my famous easy chocolate cake.
- Nine: We had dinner and great conversation with a 360 and multiply friend who uses the name Ed Train. It's the second time I've met Ed in or near Cincinnati. Loretta, if you're reading this, he sends you his regards.
- Ten(and I'm done): We visited the Museum of Natural History and Science at Union Terminal in Cincy again. I wanted some photos of the cave paintings from Spain. We also visited the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky where they also have a small petting zoo. There was a donkey that ignored us until I spoke to him in Spanish. LOL