Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday, June 25th - Corbin, Kentucky

Tommy and I are on the road for the next couple of weeks. We left Birmingham on Saturday after my finishing up various and sundry work projects and we don't come back until after the 4th of July. First stop was Atlanta where we got together with Craig, my college roommate who was in town for a convention. He lives in Anchorage these days so I don't get to see him very often. He is well and has taken up triathalons. He had done one that morning and was a bit on the washed out side after exercising in southern heat when he's used to semi-arctic. Went on from there to a resort outside of Augusta for a day of collapse poolside.

Ninety some degrees and ninety percent humidity for the next couple of days and then we headed into the mountains. First stop was Hickory, NC where we had lunch with another old friend of mine who is now managing director of a theatre company there. Hadn't seen him for years and it was nice to catch up. We are on our way to Chicago for a couple of days. We have tickets for 'Wicked' Wednesday night. We saw it in NYC a few years ago when it first opened and have decided to take another look at it now that it has become a phenomenon.

Haven't been to this piece of Eastern Kentucky for some years. Spent a lot of time here with Steve about ten years ago doing genealogical research. It doesn't seem to have changed much. Cooler and rainy here but we're holed up in the Hampton Inn with the Sci Fi channel and not paying much attention to anything else.