On Friday, good buddy Steve Leaming and I will head for lovely (?) Abilene, Texas with the purpose of attending an airshow on Saturday. Since I don't fish, hunt, or play golf, this is as close as I come to "a weekend with the guys".
It's good that Steve will be riding shotgun. He's a fascinating conversationalist and quick with a pun. In fact, he will start punning about something and keep the puns flying until I yell, "Stop, enough, I can't take it anymore!!" Also, I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that Steve, brilliant as he is, is an humble servant of God and continually treats others with incredible Christian love.
The weather in Abilene will be ideal. Sunny with a high around 72. I've been to two airshows in the last 3 years. One featured 40 mph winds and the other one almost killed me when I got dehydrated in extreme heat. I'm ready for normal weather conditions. Naturally, Steve and I are pumped up about getting up close and personal with military aircraft.
Interestingly, after nearly 40 years of constant trips to Abilene for various reasons (college, National Guard, basketball tournaments, etc.), I'll see the town for the first time in six years. Last time was in '02 for Brooke's graduation.