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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Logan Run

View from the top of Hogback Mountain
My baby sweetie girl, Helen, husband John and their girls are in town for a fast visit. They arroved yesterday to scoop up John’s daughter, Shannon, from Logan. Her flight was scheduled to get in around 10:30 last night so I got to spend some time with my precious ones first.


Shannon lives in Austin, Texas, home of the mondo South By Southwest music fest, the Museum of the Weird and the, reportedly, awesome Rainey Street collection of fine drinking establishments (I have GOT to get down to Austin to visit my grand, Crysta, STAT). Why fly Austin to Boston versus Albany, New York – the closet airport to Hoosick Falls? Jetting into Boston is significantly less expensive AND you can get direct flights into Logan – not so with Albany Airport.

You can snag one of them groovy, non stop, round trip Austin/Boston tickets from Jet Blue (love Jet Blue!) for $235. (Austin/Albany starts at $360) Yes, the Boston to Hoosick Falls drive is three and a half hours BUT it’s well worth it. I don’t believe Shannon’s ever been to New England so, even though today’ll be rainy, she’ll have a lovely intro.

Our little Texas Rangers watching the St Patrick's Day parade
The Brown Famiglia will spend the morning in Boston and then head down here to Valhalla for a beach walk (if the rain has let up) and a late lunch (Froggies!) before hitting the road. They'll likely go via the Mohawk Trail (a winding, pretty drive) up to Brattleboro, Vermont. From there they’ll catch Route 9 up over Hogback Mountain. After hitting the gift shop (for the aMAZING fudge – OF COURSE!), they’ll descend into beautiful Bennington (with maybe a stop at Bennington Potters?) and then home to Hoosick Falls.

Yeah, I could use some of that peaceful, pastoral, mountain action myself. April. I’ll take a drive up in April.

 In other Hoosick Falls news, it looks like the corner’s been turned on the contaminated well water catastrophe. Everything’s not all happy/fab/marvy-do yet but, at least, things are headed in that direction. More yea!

This is the Brown family’s new puppy Ranger.

 Happiness is a warm puppy.
~ Charles M. Schulz

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