We got in last night, after a seven-day vacation. We left headed north into Arkansas, driving through to Missouri to visit with family. Then we headed east across Illinois and Indiana into Kentucky, where we shot fast draw for three days. We left Kentucky on Sunday, headed south into Tennessee and across Mississippi to home late last night. It was a good trip.
I stayed mostly unplugged from the internet for the whole seven days. I did check email and things like that, but basically, I was unplugged.
Queen Elizabeth died. England's longest reigning monarch, she was Queen before I was born. By all accounts, she was a sincere, steadfast monarch who dedicated herself to her country and her people.
Joe Biden is still an asshole. Quite the opposite of the British monarch, everything he does is for short-term political gain. Or, his own personal enrichment. He doesn't give a crap about the American people.
I did get to see the arch in St. Louis. Impressive. Gateway to the West, and all that. For some reason, I had lawys believed that the spanned the Mississippi River, but it doesn't. The Mississippi river is not nearly as wide in St. Louis as it is down here in Louisiana, but the feat still would have been impressive.
I found something called a tenderloin sandwich in Missouri. A pork tenderloin sliced thin and hammered flat, braded and fried. I admit that I had never heard of such a thing, but the result is quite tasty, although I do believe that I can improve on it with a little Cajun ingenuity.