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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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Concerns Over Weather Didn't Stop The Case On His Vacation

Posted 02-26-2022 at 02:29 PM by case44

Just when I think it couldn't possibly happen two years in a row....

Watching the weather forecasts going into my Ark-La-Tex and East Texas road trip, I never thought that my part of the country would have another Arctic front moving through. Well, sure enough, Mother Nature decided to leave the back door open again, but this time, Case was in a better place. You see, last year, I was planning this same Ark-La-Tex trip in February, but we all saw what happened that week. Couldn't go anywhere. Too much snow, consistent power failures (which I don't experience often), and record-low temps. This time around, it wasn't that bad. We'd already had one winter spell a few weeks ago, but another one??? Yep. Midweek. The good news was, it wasn't going to deter this traveler from taking to the roads of Texas and Arkansas. During the course of my six-day trip, things could not be better-timed for me than where I was. Turns out I was in the right places at the right times. The way that the freeze line ended up playing out, it was practically epic that I didn't have to deal with freezing rain or ice on the excursion. Heck, the only ice your writer saw was the kind that was in my drinking glasses. Nonetheless, the week was in no way a total loss. Monday and Tuesday saw warmer temperatures while I was in Texarkana, but by the time I'd gotten to Nacogdoches on Wednesday, the front was moving through.

Good thing my television sets were set up with two weather channels and good local coverage. In between the great food I had (I'll let you find out when I do another post) and the sights I've taken in, the weather had actually cooperated. There wasn't even as much rain where I was compared to what other areas had gotten. At least, I didn't need to stay home (where, ironically, there was some sleet and snow which, had I not been on vacation, would have forced me to be absent from work on Thursday). As it was, my time off was phenomenal. Mother Nature didn't have to unleash her fury, but then again, you couldn't escape cold if you were in Brownsville (They've gone from 83 for a high to just 43 in a couple of days' time).

Bottom line after all this is this: Ol' Case enjoyed himself. His plans actually did happen after all.
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