The last few weeks have been very busy. I have not worked on the railroad for some time. First it was a series of "colds" that left me with little energy, then when I was just getting my wind back it was time for the great adventure.
From May 14 until June 4 I helped my classmate and friend, Fr. Augustine Thompson, move from Charlottesville, Virginia to Oakland, California. The journey went through North Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, Marbury, Alabama, (Mississippi), New Orleans, Louisiana, San Antonio, Texas, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Tucson, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada (flight into Grand Canyon), Los Angeles, San Simeon and Pacific Grove, California. I actually left Fr. Augustine and Fr. Luke (who joined us in Las Vegas) at the Oakland airport. As of this writing Fr. Augustine is all moved in, with everything set up and running. Fr. Luke is back at work in the Eastern Province of Dominicans.
The details of the journey may, or may not be available. The short description is: Wow! so many wonderful places and people! Groan! so much time on-the-road driving, driving, driving, driving ..... Would I do it again? Only the love of God and a very worthy friend would ever get me to do it again.
I am so very happy to be home. Recovery time has been long, but the knees and coming around.... my own room and bed are good medicine.