Splain that one

The little boy had been looking out of Southwest Airlines plane window on a flight from Orlando to JFK when he turned to his mother and asked, “If big dogs have baby dogs, and big cats have baby cats, why don’t big planes have baby planes?”

The mother couldn’t think of an answer She told her son to ask the flight attendant.

The boy went down the aisle and asked the flight attendant, “If big dogs have baby dogs and big cats have baby cats, why don’t big planes have baby planes?”

The busy flight attendant smiled and asked the boy, “Did your mother tell you to ask me that?”

The boy replied, “Yes, she did.”

“Well”, said the flight attendant, “tell your mother that there are no baby planes because Southwest always pulls out on time. Have your mother explain that to you .”

Thanks, Ed C

Daddy’s Home

I made it home about noon today from a week long trip to Florida and this was my greeting….

I live close to the Meramec River just south of St. Louis and I have to cross that river to get home.  There are like 3 or 4 bridges that cross the river without going more than a hundred-plus mile detour.  Most of those were closed yesterday but the water had receded enough to let them reopen the interstate this morning.  M7y flight got in at 10 am so it was just in time.

This is where the water flooded the interstate and closed it down for a day. The actual river is way in the back behind the white billboard.



Last Sunset in Paradise

This is the last sunset I’ll see here. I’m headed back to flooded Missouri on an 8:30 am flight.  The main interstate leading to my house (from the airport) is closed because of the flooding, so it will be an interesting adventure.  Click to enlarge.

Tonight my brother and I went to Amore Brick Oven Pizza in Estero FL and had one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had.  We decided to pay for the dinner of a family of five sitting at the table behind us (unbeknownst to them).  That’s such a great feeling.  

PAY IT FORWARD! You won’t regret it!



Meeting me – Meeting you

On Sunday afternoon I plan on stopping by the Broad Street Bar at Treasure Lanes in  Port Charlotte FL about 2 pm for a little while to visit a couple of damn nice fellows I’ve met there before, Fungus and Lunchbox.  If anyone is in that area and would like to meet up and share a drink or two, you’re welcome to join us.

On Tuesday at 11:30 am, I plan to meet with Paul from Lauderdale at Twin Peaks Restaurant and Bar in Fort Myers FL for lunch.  If anyone else would care to join us you’re certainly welcome.  Just get there by 11:30 so we know how large a table to get or let us know you’re coming.



Meanwhile, in Florida…


We spent a little time visiting Naples fishing pier on Saturday.  A hat blew off the head of a woman on the pier and a dolphin began circling it for a few minutes.  Then we saw a dolphin with a quite large fish in its mouth surfacing near us.  After a quick dive, the second half of that quite large fish quickly disappeared.





Meanwhile, in Florida…

After returning to the condo my brother has rented, Google presented me with this video it created of the pictures I took today of the condo and a pontoon boat ride we took this morning.  The temperature is in the mid-90s but there was a good breeze out on the lake.

Some of the lots along the lake shore go for $1 million.  That’s just the lot. The house is extra. So, this is how the top one percent live.



Open Mic

I’m off to Florida to spend a week with my brother, just the two of us.  I’ll try to have a few posts up each day while I’m gone but there will be fewer than normal.  I’ll try to post a little from my adventures there.  I’ll return next Thursday so things should get back to normal next Friday.  

I hope you all take advantage of this Open Mic to discuss whatever you want. All I ask is that you all play well together