Last 24 Hours

This has become something of an annual family tradition.  Due to my job and its potential duty stations I often have my wife and sons in Summer climates of intense heat and strong humidity.  So once that hour approaches, when the days grow long and the thermometer reaches its height, my Bride packs the car, the kids and the dog for a vacation to Minnesota.  The calm and cool clime of the Land of 10,000 Lakes provides a sweet respite for my Love and my young ones.  But Poppa stays behind to hold the fort down and dream of that Better Day when they return.