Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Traveling Wonks

The Wonk Family is in transit to our summer place in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. The roadtrip itself is 2,164 miles and given good weather and no surprises, we should arrive late Sunday evening or early Monday. Stopping only for fuel and food-to-go, the trip takes about 36 hours.

We should resume posting on Monday.

Among other communities, we should be passing through: Yuma, Tucson, Las Cruces, El Paso, Odessa, Abilene, Dallas, Shreveport, Jackson, Birmingham, and Atlanta.

They'll be a lot of bad food but we'll get to see many beautiful places along the way.

Our favorite stops have always been
Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch near Tucson and Vicksburg, Mississippi, where live "river music" is performed each Sunday.

As always, I have a secret fear that the trip will turn into some variant of
this motion picture.

Update:(6/26) We pulled into our driveway 2:27 AM. At 35 hrs, 24 min, we didn't set any records. Not a drop of rain, until 30 minutes after we finished unloading the car. It's been pouring ever since. A bad sign... No slithering creepy-crawlies in our dark and damp cellar when I had to venture down there to light our gas-powered hot water heater. A good sign.
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