(*) I love regional accents. One of the most fascinating is that of people from Long Island, NY. Sometimes these folks will pronounce an "a" as an "er" when it comes at the end of a noun. For example, "Aruba" becomes "Aruber" and "Florida" becomes "Florider". Don't get me started about how people from the Philadelphia area pronounce "water" as a word that rhymes with "udder".
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The next few days are what I consider my first real vacation since 2019, and my first time flying since August 2018. Actually, and maybe to make up for a lost time, this is my first of two vacations this year, with the second being a week in Maine during July. For this extended weekend, the place to go is St. Augustine, Florida, where a good friend of Ms. Rivers spends the winter months. I've never been to this part of Florida, and I've always wanted to see the old Spanish architecture of St. Augustine, so I was all in for this trip from the very beginning. I will note that this same trip had been rescheduled I think more than once due to various, sundry issues. In any event, we're here.