The benefits of small company-living paid off big and extended my enjoyment of small-town living in the UP. Robin and I made great time (23 hours from door to door) and that set the stage for a teeeerific break. There was skating, bowling, baking, cross-country skiing, tramping in the woods, violin playing, gift wrapping, gift unwrapping, downhill skiing, relative visiting, friend visiting, Canada visiting, football watching, Times Square ball dropping, music listening, rock and roll dancing, city walking, hockey watching, and sound sleeping. Outstanding. I suppose it's good be home, too, with a chance to see friends and get the new furniture set up and to clean the Jimmy. I've said before that Jackson Browne called it right in "The Load Out," and when he talks about driving he's right on.
Now we got country and western on the bus, R & B
We got disco on eight tracks and cassettes in stereo.
We've got rural scenes and magazines.
We got truckers on CB.
We got Richard Pryor on the video,
And we got time to think of the ones we love
While the miles roll away
But the only time that seems too short
Is the time that we get to play.