Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Well, it looks like I'll have Internet access after all. Great.

Probably won't have much to write about the rest of the week.

Yesterday, we set out, and it was foggy and raining like I thought. Unfortunately, it rained on and off for a long time, and it didn't seem to really clear up until we were on the other side of Oklahoma City. This morning it was foggy too, but it looks like it won't be that bad later.

Yesterday, once we got clear of Dallas county, we stopped for breakfast at McDonald's. McDonald's is not really our place, but we went there and ate and collected six Monopoly pieces. We are on our way to winning a million dollars, and our financial problems will soon be a thing of the past.

For lunch we stopped at Marie Callenders. I have wanted to stop there for about six years now, and it just never seems to work out. It's just as well that we didn't stop there until yesterday, since it was a bit expensive in my opinion, especially for lunch. But, money was not a problem this week, and we did not walk away in shock after seeing the menu. Two daily specials and two sodas cost about twenty-five dollars, but that included trips to the salad/soup bar and a piece of apple pie for me and lemon meringue pie for him, and we had enough leftovers that we didn't have to buy anything for dinner. Also, we were there just in time for the semi-annual pie sale, so we got a strawberry-rhubarb pie to go. So with the pie and the tip and everything, we spent about thirty-seven dollars. I think the last time we spent that much on lunch was about ten years ago on our anniversary at the then Atchafalya Cafe.

The rest of the trip was pretty uneventful, except for an embarrassing time of trying to find a public restroom on the almost empty other side of Tulsa. Well, that's probably karma for not letting the customers use the restrooms at work. And we had to stop at a Walmart to pick up a few things we forgot to pack and some socks to replace those that didn't get washed from the last trip.

Well, we're off to see what a tourist can do in middle of nowhere Kansas.

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