I'm with the Kahl's in a local hay maze.
Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
It's opressive in Temple Square. All these young people telling everyone how nice their church is, how it is just like all the other churches, except that it has a living prophet and is the only church that follows 'jesus'. When you hear them speak you, you know that their gospel is false, and with out hope. Their buildings are beautiful on the outside, but inside is death and decay.
It was time to stop for Lunch, so I thought in honor of Jay I would stop at Cracker Barrel. Sweet tea, soup, and salad - perfect food to keep me going. This CB like all the rest, is like all the rest, except since this is Utah there is no smoking anywhere inside. I guess that is the one thing I like about the state.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Friday, September 23, 2005
Now I'm in search of gas for the rental car. Several stations I tried were out of gas. Yesterday gas was 2.65 a gallon. Today it's 3.01! If I can find some at that price I'll get it, otherwise I pay the 6.00 per gallon that Avis charges - though today they may be charging 12.00.
I was driving away from the hotel when I spotted the giant blue building that is Ikea. I had to go inside. It was much larger than my Ikea in Burbank. I wandered the store in search of the perfect Ickvar. I counld find one so I got some Anna's ginger thins for the trip home. The wind is picking up and is sustained. Note the Ikea flags behind me. A bummer for me is I think the pressure change from the storm is bringing on a migraine. The trip home should be extra fun.
The weather in Dallas is changing fast. Clouds are coming in, it is slightly windy, and cooler. Some of the locals from the conference said that some gas stations are out of gas, and others had long lines. I hope I can find gas before I need to return the rental car, or I'll be charged $6.00 a gallon. Avis has a gleam in its eye.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Today is a record setting day for Dallas. Today's high is 102, the highest temp for this day ever. You cannot tell by looking, but in less than 24 hours this place will be filled with wind and rain as Rita moves this way. My travel plans have changed and I am leaving early. My hope is to get out while the airport is still open. The hotel is glad to get my room early as people are coming from the coast looking for places to stay.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Jay and I stopped at a Sonic for a late-night snack. We ordered medium lemon-berry slushes. Nothing fried. The table behind us ordered extra large drinks plus several fried go-withs. Jay and I (especially Jay) are bringing America's weight average down. We will have to try harder.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
The faux New Orleans which is Disney is an odd reminder of the disaster. In it's sanitzed way it has become an anti-NO. Over stuffed people eating food they do not need, trying not to think of the world outside. Kerry and I know what it is to miss NO. We were engaged there, we vacation there, and we eat there. The thought that it is gone makes us very sad. We were planning to take the boys there soon, but now we will have to wait. I'm not sure it will ever be the same. Untill then we will have only have memories of shrimp Clemenseau to keep us going.
Saturday, September 03, 2005
John had a bunch of stuff they did not want (no body wanted it) so we took it to the dump. Ah the sites, the smells. For 41 dollars you can walk among all that America has disgarded. When it all moulders together it smells like hot pickle dirt. We thought we both would vomit. We sank into it when we got out of the truck. It took hours to get all of the foul dirt off my boots.
Today a group of us all showed up at the Kahl's to pack up the truck that will take all their stuff to MT. Trying to keep all of it under 16 feet, means that we are playing some bizare form of 3-D Tetris. Mr Elder is an expert, so we got it all in, with a bit to spare.