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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, April 4, 2014


"Yes," says the Love of my Life, She Who Must Be Obeyed, Faye. "It is that time again." Each year, during the best month of the year here in Paradise (when the Snowbirds leave and the weather is near perfect), Faye and I travel to  San Diego by way of Biloxi, Prescott Valley (Arizona), and Las Vegas. Faye says we must go and, so, we go.

The trips are not all that bad. I still like to drive for hours at a time and I like the everchanging scenery. I am not all that fond of staying at hotels but that's just because most of the stays are for one night (except Biloxi and Vegas) and it's trudge in with a bag or two and trudge out again in the morning. We have worked out a system, however... we pack one small suitcase with the overnight needs (underwear, toothpaste, razor, and other toiletries) and put a few things on hangers for those "one night stands." Not a lot to trudge with. Oh, Faye reminded me that there is one bag with my tablet and laptop which I never seem to complain about lugging...

We will be staying in Vegas for 4 nights: two at NYNY and two at Sam's Town. The latter is something new, we have not stayed there before but we like the casino and Willie and Jose's Mexican Restaurant. From there, it's about a 6 or 7 hour trip to San Diego where we will stay for about a week at my brother-in-law's (Faye's brother) house.

While there, I will get in a couple of rounds of golf, maybe three if I can get away with it. We will also take my brother-in-law and his wife out to dinner at a nice restaurant (of which San Diego boasts many) at least once, maybe twice, and just take it easy while having Mexican food five or six times during the stay (usually for lunch).

And then it's time to head back home. A week or so of travel depending on how long a stay in Biloxi on the way back... probably two nights there followed by a 10 hour drive home.

This is a "retiree vacation."


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