Dodge City being Philadelphia. Am very excited. Haven't left the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in about a year and a half. Am on my way to Texas (it aint so bad) to visit family for about a month. Planning to help in my Mother's yard/garden. It's a beautiful space on the Lake. Plus I get to see not only my Mother but the siblings, which is always fun. Plus I'll spend some time with Winnie, the family dog. I like her and she likes me. (of course I'm always giving her dinner scraps so maybe that is where the affection comes from. Ha!) But there is one bummer, SEPTA (public transportation) is currently on strike so that makes getting to the airport that much more difficult. I support them, the drivers, but it is a royal pain in the *ss getting from one place to another now. Strange, we curse them a lot but they really make life easier for the average citizen.