Friday, January 02, 2009

2075 Miles Later

The Turbo Pup's Back Home...

I think that it would be safe to say that we're through driving across the US--at least for the next few weeks.

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Years...Did we miss anything interesting?

2009? Dang I'm getting old...I remember 1969 pretty clearly.

After covering various parts of Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas over the past 11 days, I'm glad to be able to sit down on my sofa for longer than a 48 hour period.

Then there was the trip a few weeks earlier that took me to Detroit, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati on airplanes. I'm still recovering from that experience and writing reports and doing follow-up work for our Attorney client and it looks like I might be heading off somewhere on an airplane again in late January or early February. As long as they pay dearly for my time--they just have to name the place and I'll be there with my camera and clipboard.

There was a period of time back in the mid and late 1990's when I averaged nearly 3,000 miles PER MONTH in the old Chevy Suburban, but the past ten years have taken their toll on my patience to sit in a car every day and most of every weekend running around the Southeastern US.

Other than a winter trip back to the farm in south Alabama I think we're done with the traveling for a while unless business dictates my appearance on another part of the planet I can't get to by walking.

I guess I have my work cut out for me this weekend in getting the christmas tree over to the recycling center and taking down the outside lights in order to not gain some kind of negative reputation among the neighbors.

Until next time...

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Oh Well...

LSU 38...GT 3

Stabbed through the heart again by a school that produces BETTER ENGINEERS than football players.

Fortunately I was in the former rather than the later group I guess...

Peach Bowlin'

Tech 34...LSU 23

One Man's Prediction...we're heading off to Atlanta for the game.

(Anyone want to cover my bets?)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Home Sweet Home

But Not For Long...

After hitting the banks of the Mighty Tennessee River mid-afternoon yesterday, things have basically been a whirlwind of activity with wading through the mail, paying bills, doing laundry, and other mundane stuff in anticipation of heading off to Hotlanta for the New Year's Eve Bowl festivities.

Being a little busy and a little slow, it took me until yesterday to realize that with a kickoff time of 7:30 PM that we'd likely be ringing in the New year in the Georgia Dome with 50,000 other Georgia Tech and LSU fans.

I hope that we're members of the happiest fan base after a victory over our Bayou based rivals.

Mean time, the consulting enterprise is driving me crazy keeping up with the phone and e-mails so you'll have to excuse the light posting until we get settled in Atlanta.

Early Happy New Year...Y'all...

Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm Going Bowling?

Greetings From Paducah...

This cross country driving is tough on old people...particularly when the trip is longer than seven or eight hours.

I guess that's why people tend to gravitate toward larger and larger vehicles the older they get.

Right now I feel like we need a 40' motor home with two bathrooms and a couple of beds so we can pull off the road and make a rest stop or sleep when the urge hits us.

Regardless of the number of axles and size of the frame, we'll be back home on the banks of the Mighty Tennessee River a little after noon today.

Then after reading the mail, doing a little laundry, and sleeping in our own bed for a couple of nights its off to Atlanta to watch Georgia Tech beat LSU in what they used to call the "Peach Bowl."

At least the weather is above freezing and the traffic for most of the trip is what could be considered "light."

Talk to y'all after the road is still moving under me...