So, I leave the fair environs of my humble abode on January 14th, 2008 at about 0700 MST for a short flight to Denver International, where I have a four hour layover. Cheap tickets are one thing, only one flight that will get me to a connecting flight four hours later is something else. Luckily, I have cousins in the area, and they plan on visiting with me while I am there. If you are in the Denver area on January 14th, 2008, between the hours of 0843 and 1240 MST, drop me a line and I will forward contact information.
Once I leave Denver it is but a short hop to Tampa International, arriving at 1800 EST. Once I get my rental car, I'm off to Uncle Bruce's house, where I will visit and gather my Grandfather's files. I will be in the Tampa/Clearwater area until the morning of January 16th, 2008, when I depart on my road trip home. Yes, I am driving home with the files, because they are original documents, including letters from ancestors, and there is no way I am allowing Brown, or White, or Yellow, or any of those guys the chance to misplace one or two of the boxes. While I don't have a lot of stops planned, I will be traveling north on I-75 to I-10, then west to Lafayette, LA, (bypassing NOLA on I-12) where I will be jogging north on I-49 and picking up I-20 in Shreveport. Continuing west, I plan on spending the afternoon/overnight on Thursday, January 17th, 2008, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (TMBWitW's adopted mama's mother lives there, and GG is really taken with MEG. I will be delivering Christmas and Birthday photos). The morning of the 18th, I continue my travels and spend the next three and a half days crossing the expanses of Texas - OK, not really. I pick back up on the I-10 and carry on into Arizona and home. Maybe Friday night, maybe Saturday morning. Depends on how hard I push it.
I tell you all that to say this - if you would like to be a part of my "People and Places" entry/entries, with photos (if you are camera shy or blog anonymously, you will be photographed from the back), please drop me a line. I would like to meet any and/or all of you along my travel path, even if it is only for a minute or two to get the photographic proof of my being there. If you are not on the direct path, I may be persuaded to deviate slightly if there are home made baked goods involved, or a genealogical link.
Hope to hear from you soon!