What do Turquoise Trail, High City, Route 66, and the Atomic Museum have in common? They are all destination sites for tourists in New Mexico.

Monday, June 1, arrived and it was a big day for me. I had surgery scheduled for 8:45 a.m. with Dr. David Abraham for a complete left knee replacement. I have been planning this for weeks, so I’ve built my courage up and I was ready for the pain.

Movie producers often use a very old exchange of comments among young men with some free time on their hands. If they are under driving age they can usually be found standing around with their bikes ready to roll. If they are a little older they might be packed into an automobile when the exchange begins.

Memorial Day has always been a very special day for our family. Not just as a day to honor those who have died while serving our country, but also because it was Joan’s birthday. Joan was Jim’s sister. She started out as his older sister until she was around 18, and then she told everyone that he was her older brother.

Jim and I were really enjoying our ride up the Northway. We were headed to Saratoga for the 106th annual meeting and training school sponsored by the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM).