Sunday, August 03, 2014
We will be getting on an flight to Denver tomorrow for a visit to see David and his family and Dr Dani and her husband to celebrate two birthdays. And as an added surprised, David's wife Carolyn was somehow able to get a line on the traditional birthday feast, steamed crabs. In Boulder CO.
Dave called to ask if we owned a dial up modem. Really? I haven't had one since the middle '90s. Do they even make them anymore? And yes, yes they do. And NetZero and Juno are also still around.
And why do I need a piece of 19th century technology? (Yes 19th century ... they are based on the tech for sending AP Wirephotos in the late 19th century and early fax machine in the early 20th, I kid you not.) Because the place we will be staying near Estes Park doesn't have WiFI. And there does not appear to be either AT&T or Verizon wireless service. There is a landline (hooray!). But at dialup speeds, I can tell you one guy who has loaded up on books and games. Maybe I will try and see if the speed (or lack thereof) doesn't drives me batty but most likely I'll be seeing y'all on Saturday.
The other day, I got a Face Time call from Carolyn and she put Colin on to talk to me.
Why do new parents do that? They put a baby on the phone to talk to the grandparents. I don't recall that we ever did that to our Mom's and Dad's. My father for one would not have stood for it. He would have hung up just because that's was his way. At least there's video nowadays.
The call was actually for David who was passing overnight through our house between flights. He must have tired of talking to a baby and handed the tablet to me. Thanks? But when Colin got done saying whatever it was he was telling Daddy, he looked again at the screen and said "Hi, Pop Pop." Carolyn and David fell out laughing 2500 miles apart because they weren't expecting that.
Needless to say, even though I was just out there in June (twice) I am looking forward to getting out there.