a reconnoiter…of the “good ‘ole days”…
Upon further reconnoiter, I must admit that these were the “good ‘ole days”!
reconnoiter \ ree-kuh-NOI-ter \ , verb;
1. To make an inspection or observation.
2. To inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy’s strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.
3. To examine or survey a region or area for engineering, geological, or other purposes.
Origin: Reconnoiter comes from the French word reconnoître meaning “to explore.”