Pennsylvania Day 5,6…2013

24 Apr

Two quiet but busy days in PA.  Yesterday we made breakfast and Marisa and LukeIMG_0004 showed the “old folks” how to get Alex ready for school, where to wait for the bus, where to pick him up from school, and his study routines.  The girls went out to shop and have lunch together.  I went on a 2 miles walk to get my bearings where their house is located.  Had a quiet evening at home. 

Today on the other hand…it started early.  I took the kids to the airport for their flight to Orlando Florida, 800 miles away.  They are going to be on a 3 day conference.  The 55 mile drive to the airport was relatively uneventful except for a horrible squalling noise in the front right brake that fixed itself…a branch of wood picked up on the freeway?

IMG_0001 (2)We got the boy to school.  Made breakfast and fell back into bed for another hour of sleep.  We did some grocery shopping and had lunch(dinner) at a Jewish Deli with an all you can eat pickle bar.  I was tasting garlic pickles for 6 hours. 

I am irritated!  Here were are in a sophisticated state Pennsylvania where gas is 70 cents a gallon cheaper, restaurant prices 25% lower, and a loaf of bread is 1/3 less than in California.  Important to fixed income retirees.  And we just keep voting in the same bunch of politicians year after year in California.  Guess we deserve what we get.

Alex is in bed.  We are getting sleepy and haven’t planned our day tomorrow except for breakfast in a famous old breakfast diner after we get the grandson on the bus. 



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