Tonight Richard and Amanda head back to the UK. We’ve had a really fun week, they are such easygoing house guests.

I have now done my duty as a native New Jerseyan by introducing Richard and Amanda to the art of Skee Ball. I took them to Point Pleasant on Monday while Adam got ready to go back to work.

We played some of the slot machines in one of the arcades, and on my last quarter I got a 500 ticket payoff. It was so big the attendant came over and printed me out this special big check for the 12, 500 points I earned. Which I used to buy a Yankees garden gnome, obviously (more on him later).

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