Saturday, December 13, 2008

Weekend Retreat


I was forced to halt my travels for the week after visiting a newspaper and a friend in Panama City, FL. As you can see from the picture, there are worse places to have to hang out for a couple of nights.



Before jealousy overcomes you however, and you begin to cast aspersions upon my name and what little reputation that I have left, remember that it is not summer here either. The high was only in the upper 50's today, and if I decide to walk the beach (and trust me, I will), I will probably be doing it with a jacket on. 

Besides, after driving over 2000 miles since last Sunday (and having managed to negotiate a pretty damn good room rate here), I figure that I am due a day on the beach to recharge the batteries.

6 comments:

Roland Hansen said...

Hey, Tim, if ever you are in the metro Phoenix area (home of the Arizona Republic and the East Valley Tribune and many other smaller newspapers) while I am in my winter home, get in touch and stop on by. There's a guestroom with your name on it!
IMHO, the weather is so much nicer in AZ than it is in FL.

Tim Higgins said...

Roland,

I certainly appreciate the offer. I have been in the Phoenix area from time to time (one never knows where I will show up these days) and I would love to finally be able to meet you.

Jill said...

enjoy the being stuck there - I feel SO BAD FOR YOU (not). :)

Tim Higgins said...

Jill,

Having lived through a few Cleveland winters in my past, I can truly appreciate the sympathy that you must be feeling for me right now. Quite frankly I am feelig sorry for myself, as the weather promises to improve greatly after I leave. (Related, hmmmm ...)

Learning recently of your prior archery training however, and having no desire to tempt the fates, I have enough of a sense of self-preservation not taunt you with my current burden. :-)

Roland Hansen said...

Well, Tim, perhaps we need to arrange a face-to-face meeting wherever the two of us happen to be at the same time.

Tim Higgins said...

Roland,

I game if you are, though I have to admit that I tend to be a disappointment in person.