Sunday, February 15, 2015
Here I am in Florida! My trip was uneventful -- a good, smooth flight that did not involve too much meaningless conversation with people sitting around me, and a gin & tonic. Pretty much my ideal. I read a good chunk of "The Silkworm," the Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling mystery, and I watched two movies -- "Pride," about a gay and lesbian group supporting the Welsh miners during the strikes of the '80s, and "Nightcrawler," about a creepy guy who films crime in Los Angeles as a freelancer for TV news. I liked both of them, and there were some other promising movies I didn't even get to. Maybe on the way home.
I picked up my rental car at the airport, and despite relentless attempts by the agent to "upsell" me into a more luxurious vehicle, I drove away with a Ford Focus as planned. Getting behind the wheel feels completely natural, though I did drive almost all the way home without turning on my headlights. Oops. The road was so brightly lit I didn't even notice. Finally some guy in a passing vehicle honked his horn at me and said "Lights!"
My brother and his family are here from Jacksonville, so I have plunged immediately into family activity!
(Photo: The lake behind our house, this morning.)