Rich’s dad was in town last week on business so we took him out for a sail. Well, it was more like a leisurely cruise around the harbor since there wasn’t any wind, but we all enjoyed basking in the warmth of the first nice evening of the season. The light was really pretty and Bruce got some great pics of the Leopard 3, a 100-foot racing boat that we all admired.
The spire had just been placed at One World Trade Center (aka, the Freedom Tower), making it officially the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. That means it beat out the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago, Bruce’s hometown, though we all agreed that it kinda seemed like cheating.
I don’t think any of us will ever get over the loss of the Twin Towers. They might not have been as shiny and pretty as the new tower, but they were iconic and even 12 years later it’s still hard to believe that they’re gone.