Monday, August 2, 2010

I Have a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Toto - Not

Hello there, Howard here,
We're in Salina, Kansas this evening. We spent last night in Colorado Springs at a campground at the U.S. Air Force Academy. We have pictures of the USAFA Cadet Chapel to post tomorrow. We didn't have an internet connection last night so we are once again behind. Did you hear about the butcher who backed into his meat slicer?
We passed up my initial campground choice in favor of the local KOA which delayed our arrival further after 490 miles in the car. There is more to that story...
Eve and Maryrose fly home tomorrow from Kansas City, the boys and I return on Friday, 6 August. So far, we have traveled 7,166 miles and have 1,288 miles to get to Sullivan's Island. Much more will we post tomorrow, Good Night!

P.S. The rum we replenished at the USAFA. My appreciation of our Air Force continues to grow!


  1. Here's the rest of the story. Howard was hoping for an idyllic setting by a lake, so thought that driving an extra 20 miles off our route would reward us all with something akin to Xanadu. Au contraire, the place seemed dusty and deserted, there was the beginning of a plague of locusts out there among the cornfields, and so we drove the 20 miles back to the highway to enjoy the sounds of interstate traffic whirring by at the convenient KOA. It hardly mattered what with the air conditioner running, but I rather enjoy highway sounds, and it provided an appropriate ending to the road trip for Maryrose and me - the allure of the open highway, the endless whir and blur of cars and trucks going somewhere.

  2. It was only 17.6 miles. H