0700 – wake-up call
0825 – Arrive Cracker Barrel, for Lisa M’s (and granddaughter Angelina’s) birthday breakfast
1000 (approx) – Depart Springfield on I-44W
But goof around with a harmonica first!
1730 – Grab dinner at Golden Palace, an excellent Chinese buffet on the Meridian strip. Unlike Zio’s, the Italian restaurant several blocks south, the Palace had no waiting line (but lots of people dining, just the same). Given that COVID-19 has driven so many restaurants out of business, I’m delight to see that pretty much every restaurant on Meridian (between the airport and I-40) seems to be thriving.
1800 – Do a little computer and battery maintenance. Charge up the AX53 camcorder batteries that arrived the day before I left of this trip. Adding these batteries gives me nearly 8 hours camcorder running time between recharges!
2000 – Watched Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 on the room TV. Still a fun flick after a number of viewings. Our generation is very fortunate to enjoy the genius of Stan Lee, creator of the Marvel universe.
2200 – Charge the Fitbit, listen to my bible podcast, and drift off to sleep.