On a sunny Friday afternoon in June, I came home from work and saw a suitcase in the foyer. Long story short, the Queen surprised me with an early Father's Day gift. We got in the car and drove South. We spent two nights in Tunica, MS. Since we both like gambling, this made too much sense. On Monday we drove down to Biloxi. Now I'll tell you. I don't know how the inner workings of Mississippi are, but that was one of the most beautiful drives I have ever made. Mississippi really is a beautiful state. Of course, we spent another 5 nights drinking, gambling, and just loving life with each other. BUT THEN IT GOT EVEN BETTER!
We started driving back up to Illinois on Saturday morning and guess what? The King was $12,000 richer. So when we got home, I paid for a huge birthday party for the Princess. She turned 8 this year. Spent four days with her, then a buddy and I high tailed it up to the U.P. (Upper Peninsula Michigan). Spent a glorious 3 weeks fishing, drinking, and just loving the clear night sky. GOD, I can't wait to retire there. Going back up in a month to purchase a run down shit hole. But hey, no mortgage. YEE HA!
So, that's what I was up to. Sorry to leave so abruptly. But I'm sure you understand now.