I am on my way back to South Carolina and stopped to visit my alma mater, Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
I have written often about my time at “The Mount” and if interested, put Mt. St. Mary’s in the search box and you will find several articles.
I arrived this afternoon and will be here for approximately 20 hours. Those hours will refresh me as much as a two-week vacation.
When I lived here, I was a volunteer firefighter with Co. #6 and today, while I was on campus, there was a fire alarm call at the college, which I heard on the scanner in my car. There are few activities I miss as much as I do being a firefighter.
From my vantage point, I was able to catch a few photos of Engine-Tanker 64 as it arrived for the false alarm. Tower 6 was close behind, but was canceled as it arrived on campus. No fire and everyone went home.
I had dinner this evening with seminarian Patrick May of Augusta, GA. Patrick graduated from Aquinas HS with our oldest daughter, Kelliann. He is a fine, young man and I look forward to his ordination in a few years.
Tomorrow, it is up early and over to the chapel for confession and Mass at 7am. Eventually, I will start the nine hour drive back home and back to “Realsville”.