Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Just Checkin' the Box

That would be the blogging box...  Here's what we did today:



We're in the TLQ at Little Rock AFB tonight... it just worked out that we were in the vicinity when our day was done.  Nice digs at a cheap price, including two Michelobs for a mere three bucks... and ya can't beat that with a stick.  I changed my route, opting for the super-slab... I-40... instead of the scenic route.  I'm not sure if it's faster, or not.  There were moments today... as in when one semi doin' 67 mph feels it's important to pass the other semi that's only doin' 66 mph.  The resulting back-ups can be quite long and the frustration level can be quite high.  And you KNOW this happens waaaay too damned often.  The cure is to put on XM's classical station and roll with the flow.  Other than that?  It was an 80 mph world, most o' the time.

I did notice about nine or ten big-ass white state police SUVs parked in the median while passing through Tennessee, with the somewhat unnerving "Drug Task Force" lettering painted right underneath the "Police" lettering.  I got further unnerved when one of those SUVs pulled out into traffic and started coming hard after I passed by.  I was only doin' 73 mph, thanks to one of those big ass semis I was stuck behind, so that was a good thing.  The Man never got closer than a quarter mile behind me and never turned on his lights.  Am I paranoid?  Well, no... given there's that Deadhead sticker on The Tart a Cadillac and New Mexico plates.  I'm thinkin' I might could be a prime suspect.  (h/t to Curt)

So.  Home tomorrow, The Deity At Hand Willin' and the creek don't rise.  That's also assuming my ass holds out... it'll be a ten hour day if I go all the way home from here.  We're gettin' rather road-weary at this point.

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  1. It's still hard to believe how small everything is east of the Mississippi.
    Mine was a VW bus with a million deadhead stickers and Berkeley plates. Glad it worked out for you.

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    1. I hear ya about "small." I was in three states day before yesterday: VA, NC, and KY. That's kinda hard to do out west... but I'll be in four today if all goes to plan: AR, OK, TX, and NM.

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  2. Eureka Springs is north of you a bit - near Bentonville. We had a nice late dinner and sat outside on the deck overlooking some big lake. You could have been here with us.

    Have a good trip. It is suppose to be getting a bit cooler soon.

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    1. Dang. I'm sorry I missed all y'all. I was pretty wiped out by the time I got in last night, though.

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  3. Enjoy the ride! I'm grateful for your posts which have allowed me to live vicariously through your travels - of which I am quite jealous! (Except for the part where you were/not pursed by "Smokey" going 73mph!) :/ Have a safe trip the rest of the way... regards, A.

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    1. It got worse where the cops were concerned on the last leg, Alison. I'll post about that later. :-)

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  4. Well... I just looked at the National Weather Service radar map and it looks like you have pretty clear sailing weatherwise

    I was thinkin', though, that I'd prefer not to sit in the driver's seat for that long a stretch ...even if it does mean sleepin' in my own tree

    Good luck and thanks for keepin' us posted

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    1. It was clear sailing, Ivan. But you're right: ten hours IS a long time, no matter how comfortable your ride is.

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    1. I was safe, Kris... and now I'm home!

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