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Sunday, December 16, 2012

City Bound

Kyle and Gia, Gavin and Krista made their way into NYC this morning, each with plans to go to a see a show.  Kyle on Broadway, Gavin Off-Broadway.  Not agreeing on a start time for LIRR, Sue dropped the early birds, Gavin and Krista off first.

I in the meantime did a warm up ride, and then run, and then cool down ride, and then sat in the hot tub.  Sue picks up Gia and brings them to the LIRR.  Luckily, the RR is close by.  This is Kyle's first time heading into the city alone.

I promised Luke we would look for those shoes he really, really wants.  Atias flea market is pretty much a sketchy place to shop, and even though one of the shops has the shoe he likes, it is not the right size.  On the way to the mall, we stop at the post office to pick up stamps.  yes, stamps, that primitive square on the corner of an envelope that pays the way for your bill, Christmas card, or letter.  With most things being done electronically, the US postal service is suffering, although, this time of year the PO was crowded.

This day in history "Following ratification by the state of Virginia, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, become the law of the land.
In September 1789, the first Congress of the United States approved 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The amendments were designed to protect the basic rights of U.S. citizens, guaranteeing the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and exercise of religion; the right to fair legal procedure and to bear arms; and that powers not delegated to the federal government would be reserved for the states and the people."

The right to bear arms is one of the amendments that is under fire now, following the tragic and senseless murder of innocent people in what will become known as the Newtown massacre.  Amendment II
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

At the mall, which BTW is crowded, we happen to score the 'Mangos' at the third shoe store.  A celebration is in order, so we get a cinnabon.  I stopped previously for a coffe at the Starbucks.  I refrained from getting the gingerbread latte this time.

Not much else going on until dinner time.  We go to a new place, On the Border for some mexican food.  Luke gets a soda.  On the way home we stop for a christmas tree, some chanukah candy, soda, tequila, and egg nog.   None of the items to coexist in any sort of dessert of snack.  

I fall asleep on the couch and Sue does her usual late night pickups from the LIRR.  Everyone home safe by 1AM...

Photo of the day "City Bound"

Tree Trimming scheduled for Sunday.  

Magic Number 63

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