West, then North

I didn’t go into much detail about yesterday’s trek.  The view from the interstate doesn’t change much as long as the land is flat.  McDonald’s, outlet malls, and service stations all look the same, regardless of the state.  I’m re-reading William Least Heat Moon’s Blue Highways.  On old maps, minor roads were shown as blue.  … Continue reading West, then North

West by Northwest

It was hot and humid in Greenville, and we were anxious to get somewhere cooler.  After a brief moment of panic, first last night, then today, we found that our array of toys and travel goodies actually did fit into the car.  So, at 7:25 AM, we said goodby to the cats, loaded up with … Continue reading West by Northwest

Travel Preparations II

We started by staging.  With the roof down, we have room for one large and one small suitcase under the roof storage area, and plenty of space for laptop, cameras, and souveniers.  On the back seat will be the cooler, and eventually the china.  After satisfying ourselves that everything would fit, we decided that it … Continue reading Travel Preparations II

Reagan is Dead

 Reagan is dead, and so are politics in Greenville County. The idiot incumbents seem to be going back in.  As for Reagan, I’m amazed (although I shouldn’t be) at the number of people that want to deify him.  He will be remembered as a great president, not because he truly was great, but because others thought … Continue reading Reagan is Dead

Travel Preparations I

“You can play the ABC game only so much before you go cazy”, so Laura informs me as we make our preparations. This means finding something else to do on the long drive across flat country. We have CDs and XM radio to keep us entertained. We’ll check books-on-tape out of the library (once we … Continue reading Travel Preparations I

Why and Where

It all starts with China – dishes, not the place.  Laura’s mom has given her some china that had belonged to her grandmother,and rather than ship the dishes, we decided to drive out and get them.  Her mom lives on an Island in the Puget Sound about two hours north of Seattle, so this is … Continue reading Why and Where

Memories of Long Branch

I like this new summer schedule.  I work like a dog Monday through Thursday, but have Fridays off.  So this morning I decided to take Dad his Father’s Day present early — all of his sermons retrieved from his old 286 burned to CD. On the way back, I felt compelled to swing by Long … Continue reading Memories of Long Branch