Dear Readers, I apologize for being so behind in my posting (almost a month), but like I've said, blogging is a lot of hard work.
I'm subject to the vagaries
of the various internet connections
in whatever shithole I may be staying.
Uploading times for my pictures vary greatly.
We are also driving at least 4 hours a day,
getting to our destination,
sightseeing and shooting pictures,
trying to find suitable sustenance,
and then we fall into our home for the night,
unload all our stuff,
and I start uploading and writing.
I try to do at least one post a day.
Sometimes I do two.
It ain't easy.
And then the next day,
it starts all over again.
Don't get me wrong.
I'm having a wonderful time.
But you think about being on the road upwards of 60 days.
It begins to take a toll on one.
I just can't keep up with myself.
And for that,
I do apologize.
FYI, tonight we are in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Since my last post,
when we were in Seattle,
almost a month ago,
we've stayed overnight in the following cities:
Lincoln City, Oregon
Gold Beach, Oregon
Fort Bragg, California
Lee Vining, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico (Shut up.)
San Antonio, Texas
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
And Vicksburg, Mississippi tonight.
This list doesn't mention the inbetween
places we've gone through on the road
and where we've stopped to venture out.
For those of you following our journey,
I'll let you in on our future stops.
Like I've said,
we don't really plan ahead.
I read my AAA TourBooks en route
and check out the maps
and if there's something that strikes my fancy,
then by golly we'll just go there.
Here are our future destinations and routes:
Blue Ridge Parkway from Georgia to North Carolina
Maybe Cherokee, North Carolina again
to check out that pawn shop where Mr. Hawthorne should've
bought what he wanted when we went there in September
like I told him to
instead of pining for 2 damn months about it.
And then eastward across North Carolina to the Outer Banks.
And my Babies.
The following is a draft I've had
waiting since August 25 and never posted.
I knew I was leaving on this trip.
And I knew I'd hate leaving my babies.
I knew I'd be missing my babies like crazy.
I've saved it until now to post.
Because it's time.
Dixie is enjoying her golden years. She looks forward each morning to our run/walks with Junior (and with Giada when she's home from school) and she spends every afternoon jumping and swimming in the pool. She has a very good life.Junior's a pistol. I love my Babies. End of pics from August 25 draft. If you're on our homeward path or anywhere near it and want to invite us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, then by all means, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be on your doorstep. Like Pauler Deen on buttah. Like Rachael Ray on EVOO. Like Sandra Lee on vodka. Like Ina Garten on the good vanilla. Like Booby Flay on chipotle peppers. Like the Neeleys on each other. I'll be there. [ Call me.