Home Away From Home

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.

ET-64 making it's way to The Terrace.

ET-64 making it’s way to The Terrace.

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.

Around the corner and out of sight......

Around the corner and out of sight……

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”.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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