Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I bet you think my Mommy's dead...

Those that follow my blog might have noticed I've been absent for a couple weeks. I thought of what I said to my Aunt Mary shortly after my Mom started working at the General Motors plant in Columbus when I was about 3 1/2 years old. My Aunt Mary had come to stay for a few days since my Mom worked nights, and she had not arranged for babysitting yet. I said to Aunt Mary when she was getting me ready for bed "I bet you think my Mommy's dead, but she's not. She's at work!".

Well, I'm not dead! I took what could be called a vacation, though the purpose was not one for relaxation. I drove with my daughter Jamie to Atlanta, Georgia. She started work as an unpaid intern at the Georgia Aquarium. We're all hoping that it turns into a full time paid position. She recently graduated with a BS in Marine Biology from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. This is a dream job and one that is hard to come by in this field, so we are quite excited about the opportunity.

I helped Jamie find an apartment, and we explored the area. But I mostly spent the time in the hotel room while she worked as it was just too hot to do any exploring on foot. I did visit the aquarium. It is very nice! It is supposed to be the largest aquarium in the world. They recently started an indoor porpoise show. I like the fact that everything is inside, especially when it's mid-90s outside!

After Atlanta I took an Amtrak sleeper car to New York City to visit my son, Nick. I visited a couple days and finally arrived home early Saturday.

I was able to do a little online research while in Atlanta and will do another post soon on what I've found.

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