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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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Day 7 - Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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Today started off with low hanging, dark clouds. It looked like rain any minute. But the rain held off and the day turned party cloudy. I'm guessing a high of 85 or so. Nice driving weather.

Much of today was spent working our way through the metroplex that sits at the bottom tip of Lake Michigan. Even traveling the Interstates, this took longer than I expected.

By four o'clock I was whipped from driving six lane expressways all day. So we got off and drove over to the lake and then drove around a little looking at all the expensive homes along the lakefront.

About 5:30 we headed for the Flying J where we're camped for the night (my email was a little premature; this is the last Flying J for a while :).

After we get past Milwaukee tomorrow, the big cities will be behind us for a few days. And we can get back to driving the two lane roads through this beautiful country.

Please pray for our continued safety. Thanks.


Quote For Today

There's nothing you've ever been successful at that you didn't work on every day.
               ~ Will Smith


Questions and answers about Australian tourism
Background information is here

From the USA:
Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia?

A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

From Italy:
Q: Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female population is smaller than the male population?

A: Yes, gay night clubs.

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Here's a sign for June. And another. Downtown Chicago.
Lake Michigan More lake. The Navigator swears this is a pic of Lake Huron :)
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From Robert in Burbank, CA:

One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asked about his bill and the barber replies, "I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing Community Service this week." The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber goes to open his shop the next morning there is a thank you card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut. When he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies, "I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing Community Service this week." The cop is happy and leaves the shop. The next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a thank you card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then, a Congressman comes in for a haircut. When he goes to pay his bill the barber again replies, "I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing Community Service this week." The Congressman is very happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up there are a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and our members of Congress...

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From Denise in IN:

Perfect Employee

1 Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
2 hard at work at his desk. He works independently, without
3 wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
4 thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and always
5 finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended
6 measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
7 breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
8 vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9 knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
10 classed as an asset employee, the type which cannot be
11 dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
12 promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
13 executed as soon as possible.

Addendum: That jerk Bob was reading over my shoulder while I
wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly re-read
only the odd numbered lines.

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