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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lost in Sans Souci

So, we start out the weekend with an early breakfast.  It is still foggy, but Luke is checking the forecast so we can decide if fishing is a good idea.

He goes out to shoot some airsoft while I get the bike carrier onto the trailer hitch.  When I come back in, he is going to lay down on the couch.  I can sense something is not right.

This day in history "On this day in 1927, Henry Ford and his son Edsel drive the 15 millionth Model T Ford out of their factory, marking the famous automobile's official last day of production.
More than any other vehicle, the relatively affordable and efficient Model T was responsible for accelerating the automobile's introduction into American society during the first quarter of the 20th century. Introduced in October 1908, the Model T—also known as the "Tin Lizzie"—weighed some 1,200 pounds, with a 20-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. It got about 13 to 21 miles per gallon of gasoline and could travel up to 45 mph. Initially selling for around $850 (around $20,000 in today's dollars), the Model T would later sell for as little as $260 (around $6,000 today) for the basic no-extras model."

I ask Luke if he is ok and he says he hurt his thumb shooting.  Actually pulling back the bolt, reengaging the the shooting mechanism.  Somehow he smashed, bruised, and cut the base of his thumb bone.  Not too bad, and a band aide on it already.  After a few minutes he is up and about and having some cereal for breakfast.

I already bought 2 tickets for the Celtic Quest to go fishing at noon.

After getting the bikes on the carrier, we head out for an exploratory ride at San Souci County Park.  It is a small park with some trails just south of Sunrise Hwy on Broadway ave.  We venture in and decide to follow the "white trail" loop.  After abut 20 minutes we realize we are lost.  After about 40 minutes of ups and downs thru tight trails, across too brooks, we finally hear cars...We make our way out, albeit almost half a mile from the park entrance.

We will need to try it again and pay attention to the hard to find trail markers ( white paint on a tree ).  I have a feeling once we find the main 1.5 mile loop, we can have some fun instead of feeling like a lost explorer....

On the way home we pick up a hero and soda, pack a small cooler and head to Port Jeff to fish.  Fishing is very slow today, and with no breeze and full sun, it turns into a frustration.  On the way back to dock, we see some rain off in the distance.  Fluke Fishing was not good today.  As the boat docks we see about 40 people waiting to get onto the 4:45 for Porgies.  I bet they are going to slam them.

A quick stop at the steam room for some Steamers, and then back home.  We have a chicken and salad for dinner, and then Gavin takes the keys so he can meet his friends at Sachem East (going for a run).  I mow the lawn, Luke waits for me to finish so he can shoot soccer balls at me.  

I am ready to kick back and relax now.

Photo of the day "Sans Souci Park"


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