October 25, 2018 Thursday Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL 0 nautical miles
Elevation: -2 feet
Mary spent the morning catching up the blog. Dale was more industrial.
When ever the courtesy car is available… WE TAKE IT. Today we quickly cruised part of downtown Mobile the two hours we had it. (30 minute there/30 minutes back = look around for 1 hour 🙂 )
Good Bye to Friends
It has been fun traveling with our friends. Alas, we must go different directions. Hopefully we will catch up down the loop.
From the Brits
Honeymoon – was the month after a wedding, when the bride’s father would give the groom all the mead he wanted. Mead is a honey beer while the Babylon calendar was a lunar calendar. The Babylonians started calling the month the “honey month”.
Fortnight – The Germanic ancestors of our English language counted the passing of time in terms of nights rather than days as we do in many modern civilizations. their name for a period of two weeks was feowertyne niht, or ‘fourteen night.’ This term was in use well before 1000 CE in Old English. It was progressively shortened (and the spelling of night modernized) to fortnight in the 17th century.