Posted by spacegrrl at 07:49 AM on Thursday, June 17 - "up early"

i'm up early for some reason this morning... sitting outside the hotel room where it's light, so i can catch up on work without waking stephanie (hopefully).

apparently this is what time all the travelling retirees get up... i'm being somewhat swarmed with gray-haired people walking around with suitcases. there's a smoker having his first cigarette of the day below me; i can smell it, and hear him coughing.

last night we got into texarkana a full hour early, thanks to john's good leadership. we went looking for the restaurant that had wanted us to eat with them last year... last year we got in so late that we didn't eat until 10pm, after they'd closed. well, they were closed again this year... permanently. they'd gone out of business! happily, we didn't have to resort to Sonic like we did last year. we found a place called (believe it or not), "The Ole Feed Bag". it was actually not bad... i felt a little bit like i was back in carolina, with steamed shrimp, fairly decent slaw, and hush puppies. it was all real food, homemade. i even had a spoonful of stephanie's hot fudge sundae. that made me look forward to the Dairy Queen where we always stop on the last day; there i plan to have a whole cone to myself.

i'm working on uploading yesterday's photos now; you'll have to go to the Wednesday page to see them. i need to get stop soon though, so i can beat steph to the shower. ElectraSteph will appreciate my reasons for that...

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nice post, lisa. the little, extra human touches you add to your commentary are what make this site so f*cking good...

Posted by: christa on June 17, 2004 08:29 AM

I don't see any photos on the Wed. page :( Also I wish the day pages would show that day's caravan chart. if possible, that would be cool to track your progress from day to day.

Posted by: Sarah on June 17, 2004 09:10 AM

"apparently this is what time all the travelling retirees get up... i'm being somewhat swarmed with gray-haired people walking around with suitcases. there's a smoker having his first cigarette of the day below me; i can smell it, and hear him coughing."

Lisa, you sound like some post modernist writer.... :)

Really enjoying the cams this year..Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Cameron on June 17, 2004 10:07 AM

yes, not sure why the photos aren't on the wednesday page; i'll have to troubleshoot that later. the caravan chart IS supposed to show up on the daily archive pages, not sure why it isn't. more stuff to debug.

i can't use the web much while the cams are running; doing both at once seems to screw up our connection.

Posted by: spacegrrl on June 17, 2004 10:18 AM

Yup, you definitely wanna beat Stephanie into the shower. :-) Hope that worked for ya. Isn't she cute when she's asleep, though? Or maybe that's just what I think.

This is such a great experience; I got to work a few minutes ago and wasn't far behind you guys setting out, so I flipped through all the podvision photos and got caught up.

Posted by: ElectraSteph on June 17, 2004 10:23 AM

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