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Pocahonatas, Arkansas
Marching To The Trial
Day 5 - Tuesday, March 7, 2006
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Clinton, MO

T o d a y ' s    N a r r a t i v e
The Navigator has been saying for some time that he wants a theme song. I know he's just a dog but he performs a vital function on these trips so I figured, what the heck.

Unfortunately, he's very partial to Doggie Rap which I cannot stand. I finally convinced him to go with another type of music. (I have recently found that threatening to leave him on the side of the road works well :) Sometimes out in the boonies there is nothing on the radio. So for this trip I brought along a little over 1GB of mp3 tunes, all oldies. I suggested to The Navigator that he listen to these songs and choose one to be his theme song.

It took him awhile, but I think you'll agree he made a great choice:

"Free Ride" by the Edgar Winter Group

The mountain is high, the valley is low,
And you're confused 'bout which to go,
So I flew in to give you a hand,
And lead you into, the promised land.

Come on and take a free ride, free ride,
Come on and take it by my side,
Come on and take a free ride!

Fits, doesn't it? The only problem now is that he is insisting his theme song be played every morning as he sets up the GPS unit and prepares the maps he'll need that day. Sigh...

Missouri and Louisiana have very similar physical landscapes. LA has more pine trees.

Tonight we're camped at (okay, you know the drill by now, all together) a Wal*Mart parking lot. (Great job!) This Wally World is in Clinton, MO.

We're about half way through our tour of Missouri. We'll be close to Illinois tomorrow night.

T o d a y ' s    P i c t u r e s
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Another sign for June. Where do you store all these signs? The story of my life (inside joke, ya gotta be me to understand it). Proudly waving. This flag is huge. 20 feet wide at least. Too bad it was cloudy when the pic was taken. When The Navigator saw this sign he became very incensed and started talking about doggie bigotry. I asked him why he was so upset. He said, "First, dogs NEVER bluff, we just go and do it. Second, I am a carnivore, I DO NOT fish. Third, I'm glad they put a picture of a stupid raccoon on this sign. The sign is about the raccoon, not dogs. Raccoons bluff all the time. And they fish, too." Such are the rants of The Navigator. Sometimes he's a little hard to understand.
When The Navigator saw this picture of some trees and a riverbank, he said, "That picture is like a mirror. Do you think anyone will notice if you post it upside down?" Well??...

T o d a y ' s    S t a t s
Begin: 9:30am
End: 7:30pm
Net (includes stops): 10 hrs, 0 mins
Begin odometer: 150,543
End odometer: 150,859
Net miles today: 316
Average MPH: 31.6
Total trip miles: 2,187

Price: $59.00 at $2.249/gal
Bought in: Eminence, MO
Food, ice, etc.: $13.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $0.00

T o d a y ' s    T h o u g h t
20 More Mom-isms
  1. Running away? Is that a threat or a promise?

  2. Some day you will thank me for this. SMACK!!!

  3. Someday your face will freeze like that

  4. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

  5. Think of those poor starving children in India... (or China, or Africa.)

  6. Turn off that light. Do you think we own the electric company?

  7. Watch your language!

  8. Well, people in Hades want ice water, but do you see me with a PITCHER?

  9. Were you born in a barn? Close the door -- and DON'T slam it!

  10. What do you think, money grows on trees?

  11. What kind of a grade is that? You could do much better!

  12. When did your last slave die?

  13. When I was your age...

  14. When you have kids of your own you'll understand.

  15. Where are you going?

  16. Who are you going with? Do I know them?

  17. Who do you think you are?

  18. Who said life was going to be easy?

  19. Why? Because I SAID so, that's why!

  20. You are getting on my last nerve.

T o d a y ' s    J o k e
Some more daffynitions from Denise in IN:

INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.

MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better.

RAISIN: Grape with a sunburn.

SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time.

SKELETON: A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.

TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction.

TOMORROW: One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.

YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.

WRINKLES: Something other people have. You have character lines.

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