Route 66, Morning Day 3: Morning in St. Louis

We’ve got a long leg of the journey today (400 some miles), so some of the meandering and sight-seeing we did yesterday won’t work today. The plan is to pick some of the major sites along the way, like Merimac Caverns and the Big Blue Whale.

We have some advantages in that we’ve done part of this leg before for my cousin Sarah’s wedding, so we’ve seen a few of the small attractions and photographed some of the “Big Things” before.

There’s also a group that’s going to deviate from the plan and see the arch, and the car stonehenge and such. We haven’t decided whether to join them or not yet… we’ve already seen the arch.

I can hear people packing the cars up outside, and Stephanie’s showering now. We’re almost ready to hop on the road. I hope we can find some breakfast and coffee….

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Free Trip to Europe

Stephanie’s dad called her today to tell her that he won a free trip to Europe from some contest on PBS – one that he apparently entered with the intention of giving to us if he won. So I guess we’re going to Europe? Wow. She going to find out some more details.

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Vacation Update

Over the weekend, Stephanie and I bagged up six large bags of clothes to take to North Meadow Circle of Friends, who are putting them on a truck to New Orleans. I took pictures of all the t-shirts I donated so I could finish up my t-shirt project before I shipped them off. I put 45 of the 100 shirts I own in. When we dropped them off, they mentioned that they especially needed children’s clothes.

Of course we don’t have kids, so we thought we couldn’t help out there, but when we went up to visit my mom’s house, she pulled six bags worth of children’s clothes out of the attic. I brought them home and ran everything through the washer and dryer on Monday, and took pictures, because some of these were MY clothes from when I was a little kid. I’ll post photos of some of the best ones later, because they are hilarious, and what’s really funny is that they’re cool again. I bagged them up and dropped off six more bags of clothes at the church.
Then I rounded up a pick-up truck’s worth of stuff left over from the garage sale, and took it to Goodwill, then came home and did a ton of cleaning. I also got medicine for the cats, picked up my books from the library, and visited Menards to price storm windows (check Web Site for replacements) and doors, and insulation.

Today I took my truck in and had the brakes worked on, which took the whole morning. Then I ran up to my mom’s to run an errand, and ran downtown to complete the errand, and now I’m finally home and able to catch up on more stuff.

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All Pods Go To Roswell

All Pods Go to Roswell
All Pods Go to Roswell
Every year in June, the town of Roswell, New Mexico plays host to the largest New Beetle Car Show in the world. Hundreds of New Beetle owners make their way to the famed UFO desert town in organized caravans for the 3 day event that includes a car show, parade, parties, rallies and a skywatch party where the explorers watch for the mothership to take all the pods back to the home planet.

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So I’m back at work

So I’m back at work after my two-week vacation and my big-fat road trip extravaganza. Yipeee! I had a great party, and a great time, but it’s good to be back to my 130 + work-related e-mails. Swell. Plus I’m in my new cubicle after the latest move at work (happened right before I left). I gots me more space than before. Es vera cool. 🙂 The party and road-trip photos will go up ASAP after I finish working on my Dad’s website.

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