Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Redneck Chronicles - Back HOME

Alright, I want to poll the audience, ...." Am I a morning person?" The final answer should be big unanimous, NO! I had to extend my stay in AC an extra day - "had to get er' done", and the only 2 flights left were a 5:15am, NEVER in a million years!!!! and a 7:25am flight out Friday. Man, I'll take it. Knowing I would have to leave Atlantic City at like 4:am to get to Philadelphia, turn in the car, etc. I elected to drive on to Philadephia the night before and stay by the airport. Finally getting home around 3:pm Friday, I was dead tired.

But the most exciting news for me, I had full intentions of getting the "twins charged up", as one needs to have the battery surgically removed, and replaced, and getting my self on them for a ride round the bayou. No splashy of the water, as last time I looked, it was 62 degrees. Now, you think the air temperature is somewhat bearable, stick your toe in water of that temperature.... its Freezin! Well Saturday, I had my pot full of coffee to kick start my brain, and begin the illusion of 'its not that cold out there'. One battery completely replaced and charged, it was time to hook them up. To my surprise, NOW the other battery was dead. Well, at least I can get them gassed up, oiled up, while waiting on the other new battery to charge. This done, jet ski preparation, $200. and still have not hit the water.
Easter Day came, and all batteries charged, all I have to do is find time to 'sneak away from the family festivities...... I found my spot, and bolted....
The site of the jetskiis sliding off the trailer into the water..... PRICELESS!
The maiden voyage out only last approximately an hour, but oh what fun! I did stop and take a moment of silence at "Franks' buoy" - (purchased during a 'top flight fly by' the No Wake Zone pier and being apprehended by the BMR about 3 years ago) - then continued on through the Bayou. Now, just how much did that cost ya, Frank?
With my legs partially purple, the twins happy, 'my twin brother happy' - his first run on the jetskiis, and me just grinnin ear to ear, now that's what makes life WONDERFUL!
Until the next edition..... over and out!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Redneck Chronicles - Go East Young Lady!

Well, well, well, I'm back at it again... The newest of my adventures sends me to ..... ATLANTIC CITY!! On the Boardwalk!!!
My first flight out of Gulfport in quite some time. Boy the airport has changed... for the GOOD! After working practically all day, I head off to the airport for a nice cocktail and smoke in their newly remodeled lounge, NOT! They have decided to become politically correct, and ban that extra curricular activity to save the environment, and ourselves from ourselves! Oh well,let's start the countdown, as I have not had a cigarette for approximately 45 mins., and am starting to jones as I will not smoke again until Philadelphia. hmmmm.

Its 80 degrees in Gulfport, and I am enjoying,as I have decided to wear shorts for my travel, but am toting a sweatshirt. Headed through security, the young TSA agent hands me a bin with a brief case and states " please put this through with your items". The look on my face brought on additional explanation that this is a training exercise. Did someone forget to tell him, I'm running late as it is, and need to board this flight???? We all know what is fixin to happen, it sets off the buzzer, causing several people to gather around the machine, and all of my trays have not made it through.... stopped for 'training purposes'. Vocalizing my short time for my departure, on a better look, I notice they have not made it to the other tray, its my laptop case they are looking at, crap, just what did I leave in there.

Finally making my way through the wide blue yonder to Philadelphia, we land, and the weather is .....36 degrees!!!! I can feel the cold air through the bulkhead. And trying to get my luggage from the overhead, another passenger thinks she can get through me...!!!??? Yeah, right. The moment overcame me and I announced to all the individuals behind me, I'm big, and if I were a boat, she would have scraped the 'barnacles off me'!! No southern hospitality, definitely. Snickers came from the back, as maybe it was funny, or they are agreeing I'm pleasantly plump.... who knows.
Driving to Atlantic City, should be there around midnite.

If I don't send out another update, everyone don't O D on chocolate, and have a Happy Easter!!