Didn’t get too lost going from the airport to the office, and arrived around 11 am. They were taking inventory, and my review of their work orders revealed a couple of orders that were confusing things. With the GM in Jacksonville the office manager said I should hit the beach, but I stuck around til four.
It was tougher finding the hotel, even though I was taking my time. GM Nelson took me out for an Italian dinner. Back at the hotel I ran next door to Target/Sports Authority for a poncho, since thunderstorms were in the Saturday forecast. Sports Authority is such a ripoff…the poncho had a $6.99 “sale” tag, though it rang up $5.99. Later I peeled off the $6.99 sale tag to reveal the original price: $5.99. Murphy’s Law: It didn’t rain.
Saturday morning my old boss Steve drove down from Melbourne Beach, meeting Nelson, his wife Sarah, and I for a nice breakfast at a New York Deli.
At Nelson’s house after the game Sarah showed us mementos from her uncle, a fellow named Robin Roberts. Nelson and Sarah attended a HOF induction with him. Photos with Yogi, Killebrew, Jim Palmer, a bitter Reggie Jackson. Ball autographed by Stan Musial and Bob Feller. Afterwards my late flight gave me plenty of time to return to the airport and write this up.