*The Red Falcons are still in the field and it is still very cold at Ft. Bragg, lows in the 30s. It should start to warm up over the weekend. Lots of funny stories from up there but that's for Mark to share;
*Sen. Obama will be in town Monday although details are unknown. Both he and Sen. McCain will have been here twice for public events. North Florida is a Republican stronghold and a high Republican turnout here is essential for Florida Republicans as a whole;
*Final toll from the wedding: One formal shirt. We believe it is swimming with the fishes;
*The Florida-Georgia game is in town this weekend. It is billed as the world's largest outdoor cocktail party, and rightly so. This town completely shuts down during the game and you don't want to be driving after the game;
*Gayle and I saw the Mayor at an event yesterday. He made sure to ask her about Mark and how he was doing. He is a very gracious man;
*Everyone returned safely from the wedding, even the Saudi travelers. We've had a few Skype conversations since;
*The wedding photographer promises us a website of all his wedding pictures. This could be our one and only consumer event of the holiday season.