Thanks to all the technical progress of the past few years, I was able to sit on my couch, look at pictures from my various vacations and listen to Mantovani.
I've been able to load all my pictures into Plex, a streaming service, on my TV. It's so relaxing and brings back so many wonderful memories of my various trips alone and with good friends. About a month ago, I bought myself a new toy - Amazon Echo or Alexa. While looking at the pictures, I realized that it is too quiet, so I asked her to play a selection of Mantovani, which she did. Then, I realized what was missing.
I went to my wine refrigerator and took out a bottle of Apple Wine from the Horton Vineyards in Virginia which I bought last year on a trip to various presidential and civil war sites.
The wine, the music and most of all the memories of good times with good friends, does it get any better than that?
Life truly is good!