man you guys are all beautiful, thanks alot and thanks Art for being the catalyst of all this. Indeed this was a BIG move for me and my small family (wife and 2 year old girl)- we left our entire families in NY to come down here with no family at all. When my job offered me a voluntary relocation I jumped at it- because as Vasco said, buying a home in New York today is an insane proposition, unless you dont mind spending $400,000 for a 55 year old house that needs about $100,000 of work and pay about $7,000 in taxes, and insure one car for $2,000 a year. Makes it a bit tough on a young family with only one person working. Having said all that guys, lets put it in perspective- JFK
is 650 miles -what is 650 miles? 10 hours of driving. Not the end of the world to do numerous times a year- so I may not live at JFK
(those who knew my old apartment know what i mean), but i'll be there often enough and we'll still do slide shows, but at Art's house
-that I promise and look forward to it and look forward to meeting you Phil, Mario and seeing all the regulars. Anyway, just wanted to thank y'all again (thats about as Southern as I get Jay
) and i'm always glad to be a part of this great forum with a great bunch of guys from all over the world. And one thing about me, i dont just love airline photography, its a disease, its a passion that is indescribable and only some of you nutjobs like myself can understand what it is to have this insanity running through your veins- its a wonderful disease to have.
Sam, there are TONS of BBQ places here, Chinese buffets- whatever you want, when we get the house and I organize a slide/digital gettogether we'll eat like the pigs that we are...
Joe A.T. TEAM