I spent the weekend in St. Louis because my wife attended a conference there and it was a chance to bask in the bliss of my newly married brother and his wife. We made a great mini-vacation out of it.
Here's a laugh. In St. Louis they "admire what Cincinnati has done with its riverfront," which, as far as I can tell, is next to nothing. In St. Louis they built an arch forty years ago and then punted. Funny what constitutes success.
What I loved about Friday was working in the hotel room. OK, don't laugh. I brought a bunch of penciled Zits strips with me and set up my tabletop drawing board on the desk in the room. While my wife went off to her workshops, I made a pot of coffee (mmm! hotel room coffee!) and settled into my cockpit. Eight hours later I had inked seven strips and watched a cooking show, ESPN and the CNN news loop about a dozen times. It was the coziest day. It's not much different than what people do in nursing homes, so I think I will make a successful senior.