PEOPLE, planes, trains and automobiles (and owls) 

9 February, 2020            PEOPLE, planes, trains and automobiles (and owls) 

Birthday boy wearing glasses – he brought us together for a long overdue reunion! Thank you Skye!

This picture is from earlier today in Belmont, NC with my timeless friends Skye, Dani and Betsy. We all met DECADES ago but today was our first reunion in many years. I hope our next one is soon! 

I have crammed a lot, lot, lot into the past seven days, most of it in the past 48 hours. So here are a few pics then I go to bed – possibly more tomorrow but possibly not until next week. 

Yesterday – it seems incredible – eight of us drove up to DC in one car (thanks Andrew!) to see the opening game of the XFL’s DC Defenders. It was ten tons of fun, and of course it was great that Washington won. Looking forward to another trip up there too! Here we were leaving:

XFL Football in DC yesterday

Here’s the stadium entrance (really the exit from this perspective):

Outside Defenders Stadium yesterday

The field yesterday before the stadium began to fill up. Check out that sky:

Look at those colors!

Speaking of colors – a rainbow I saw Friday morning: 

Friday morning rainbow

Trying to get to bed. But I got owls again Tuesday!:

Barred owls! Eleventh consecutive week!

Just before takeoff – the first of the two planes I flew on today – a Bombardier CRJ-900: 

Just before takeoff this morning – Charlotte bound

Picture of me that Betsy took just before departure: 

Betsy took a picture of ME before takeoff this morning!

I didn’t get a good automobile picture. But I did ride this train to the football game: 

Train we rode yesterday to the football game

I’m going to bed! See you next week! 

Thanks for an excellent weekend everybody who traveled with me to DC and NC and the people we met there and everybody else I crossed paths with this week. What a treat! Thank you! 

All best, 


About Jay McLaughlin

I am a rehabilitation counselor. I have many friends with autism and traumatic brain injuries. They help me learn new things constantly. I hike with dogs at the James River in Richmond - a lot. I've completed an Iron distance triathlon a year for 11 years. My most recent was in Wilmington, NC in November, 2013. I currently compete in mid-distance triathlons. And work and hike and take pictures and write and eat.
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2 Responses to PEOPLE, planes, trains and automobiles (and owls) 

  1. Jackie says:

    What a great, beautiful weekend!

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