Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Month in Review
Has it been a long time since my last post? Longer than I realized, but not without good reason. I have been living out of vehicles for most of the month, having been on the road quite a bit. It started with an Easter weekend trip to Pennsylvania to visit my grandparents and other family members. As usual, I played chauffeur for my mother. This isn't all bad because since I am driving I try to control the music being played in the car. I do try to keep her likes and dislikes in mind, but I also just have to have the occasional hit of something that's not necessarily up her alley. On the way back I was able to take a long side trip and see the new Museum of the Confederacy facility at Appomattox. Though the place is small, I found the exhibits to be very well done. Yeah, the artifact selection is really heavy on officers' coats, swords, and flags, but otherwise the exhibits are very well balanced and academically sound. I was a bit disappointed in the size and selection of items in the gift shop, but they don't have a lot of space to work with. I also took time this month to drive down to Charleston, SC and visit my old buddy Charlie. It had been a long time since I'd been down to Chucktown and aside from wanting to hang out with Charlie, Drive By Truckers were slated to play the Music Farm that Saturday night. So, off I went to get in some fishing and indoctrinate my friend in the ways of the DBT. I have to admit that the DBT show in Charleston may very well be the best concert I've ever attended. They just absolutely rocked and left it all on the stage that night. It was great. Too bad our fishing the next day wasn't as good. Neither of us caught a thing, but Charlie's cousin had a great day, landing three keeper size flounder. I guess he just had the magic touch that day. Aside from the concert, fishing, cigars, and good food it was just nice to hang out with an old friend for awhile.