Sunday, July 15, 2007
Our Team: Powered By The Girls
Tonight David and Jody are delayed at the Buffalo airport by thunder storms here in DC. They are fairily impressive, as we were flying over them, they had the flight attendants sit down. Anything they can do to get the temperature down from the 94 degrees it is out there now would be welcome. Right now all three of us are missing the girls. Sabrina Starck and Camryn Faude are becoming friends through this process. In fact, when I told Camryn that we were going to be gone for a pretty long time, and I told her David and Jody were going along, she asked if Sabrina was coming. Her nose was all set to be out of joint. Once she heard Sabrina was staying home with Grandma Jean and Aunt Jill, she was a little better.
Ok, so who out there figured out who George Mason was? Nobody down at dinner could tell me either. Turns out he was a revolutionary war era figure from Virginia:
In 1774 Mason again was in the forefront of political events when he assisted in drawing up the Fairfax Resolves, a document that outlined the colonists' constitutional grounds for their objections to the Boston Port Act. Virginia's Declaration of Rights, framed by Mason in 1776, was widely copied in other colonies, served as a model for Jefferson in the first part of the Declaration of Independence, and was the basis for the federal Constitution's Bill of Rights.
Yep, that's accurate...but nonetheless possibly deathly dull. Better sign off. Hang in there, only 6 days until we start sailing. Lots of spine-tingling blog posts to come!