Skywatch Friday

Tuesday afternoon we got an unwelcome”traveler”.  Who could have imagined that smoke from Canadian wildfires could be so voluminous that it would reach Long Island, New York?    But yes, when the wind picked up, I could actually smell  smoke in the air.  Things got worse …much worse … on Wednesday.   NYC had the worst air quality in the world!  Things were so bad that the Yankees had to postpone Wednesday night’s game.   Local government officials told us to stay indoors, and to mask up if we had to go out.  I stayed inside.  So no photos of the burnt orange sky.   But this is what the sun looked like around 5 PM Tuesday,  several hours before sunset.    Scary times … #skywatchfriday


 The Canadian wildfires are affecting the air here on Long Island.  You can actually smell the smoke in the air.  We are being told to limit outdoor activity.  If it’s this bad here, I can only image how horrible things must be in Canada. So there will not be any “walk in the park” posts this week. We’re supposed to go to a baseball game tomorrow night.  Hopefully the smoke will have cleared by then.  

Music Monday

A “your choice” week … A single video, but it’s a good one. The other night I caught a show on TV, a salute to Paul Simon. If you have the time, it’s worth the effort.

Saturday 9

  The Best Welcome to  Saturday: 9 . What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love to  answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions! Saturday 9: The Best (1991) In memory of Tina Turner, who died on May 24. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it  here .   1) In this song, Tina Turner sings that she can think of no better place to be than her lover's arms. Since we're entering summer vacation season, let's switch it to: What's the best place you've ever traveled to? Hmmm…. I’ve been on several cruises to the  Caribbean, loved them all.  How do I choose?   I also loved my trips to central Florid

Feline Friday

 Let's all admire Shadow's handiwork And yes, she’s still alive…

more this and that

 OMG, the pettiness of some people.  About 20 years ago I was a regular poster on a Disney-oriented travel message board.  I loved being a part of that board, I planned several Disney trips at that site, even used the travel agency which was owned by the same person who owned the message board.  And then I had a falling out with the owner of the board over something stupid, and he banned me from the board.  No big deal, there are many other websites and Facebook groups where you can go to get help planning a Disney vacation.   Well, last week I came across a trip report I had posted to that board when Jen was 10 and Becca was 8. It was fun revisiting the old trip, and seeing how things have changed in the intervening years.   Great trip.  I sort of miss those two little girls, if you know what I mean. But I made the colossal mistake of posting the link to that report on another message board.  Apparently The Powers That Be at the Disney board  saw my post, and deleted the old report. 

So while we’re talking baseball…

Whenever the Mets have a day off, SNY rebroadcasts old games, games from previous years.  On Monday night they broadcast a double header from August 2020. You remember the weirdness from 2020, of course.  Season shortened to 60 games, no fans in the stands, everyone masked up.  Broadcasters did not travel with the team, but did their broadcasts from their home stadium. Schedules were arranged to minimize travel, so your opponent’s location was more important than their league affiliation. So the games I saw were from August 28, 2020.  The Mets played the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.   They played two seven-inning games.  What was interesting about Game 2, though …the Mets took on the role of home team.  The previous week, the Yankees were supposed to play the Mets at Citi Field, but those games were canceled due to COVID, and Game 2 was a make up game. It’s always interesting to watch old games, to see who was on the  team then and who is no longer on the team. What was interesting about