I spent six days of holiday time with my Brother and his family in Columbus, Ohio this past week. It was a nice change of pace even if my sister-in-law does not get my fascination with college football.
I flew in on the craziest travel day of the year but was able to fade all crying babies for both legs of the trip. The only hiccup was the fact that they could not use one of the cargo holds due to a mechanical failure. Somehow (and thankfully) they were able to get the door closed and it stayed closed the entire flight. We were late, but these things happen. My parents were there to pick me up from the airport.
Turkey Day itself was good. The food was delish and I slept like a lamb that night.
Friday we went to a model train store. My nephew is trying to get into HO scale trains and with some help we starting building a 8′ x 4′ train track for him to build on. I skipped a small family outing on Saturday to watch the VA Tech/Virginia game and missed, for the most part, the only family drama. Two ten year old kids tend to add a lot of drama… And now VA Tech gets to try to earn it’s way into the BCS. Somewhere along the way a few old model railroad magazines were picked up. It intrigues me, but I do not need another hobby- really I don’t.
Due to one of my parents’ friends passing, they had to leave Sunday morning to head back to Georgia. This left me alone with my brother and his family. We ended up heading to the Wexler Center on Ohio State’s (The) campus for an Andy Warhol exhibit. While I don’t get his Pop art, I find it interesting. His video and TV show art projects are just flat out weird. Take Empire for example. Film the Empire State Building for 6 hours. Slow the film down to 8 hours. Then show as an art project. The highlight of the film is the fact that in reel seven you can see Mr. Warhol’s reflection in the glass window in front of the camera. Yeah. I’m glad we went, it was interesting in a lot of areas and I do want the fish wallpaper for something but I’m not sure what.
It was snowing the morning I left Columbus so I am glad to be back in Austin. There were more crying babies on the return flights but I was lucky enough again to dodge all those bad beats. And thanks to the pretty lady in 11B on that incoming flight for being so pretty across the isle. 🙂
The parents are coming to Austin for Christmas so I am done major travel for the year. And for that I am very thankful.