Route 2 - Day 17 - Friday, July 09, 2004

 Today's Narrative 

Got a late start; slept in a little. Another day of driving towards home. A long day as it turned out.

Today I had originally planned to drive from Salina, KS to Mt. Vernon, IN. We got to Mt. Vernon about 8pm. I was feeling pretty ok, so I decided to drive on to Paducah, KY. We got there about 9:30pm, decided to drive on to Nashville, TN.... Continued tomorrow.

Today we traveled from Salina, KS to Nashville, TN.

 Today's Pictures 
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Downtown Kansas City. Corn and Chicago? Illinois is truly a state of contrasts!

 Today's Stats 

Beginning time: 11:30am
Ending time: 11:59pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 12.5
Begining odometer: 107838
Ending odometer: 108521
Net miles today: 683
Average MPH: 54.6
Total trip mileage:

Gasoline: $55 - $1.959/gallon in Caseyville, IL
Food, ice, etc.: $17
Lodging: $0 - drove all night
Other: $1.85 - Kansas Turnpike (I70) toll.

 Thought For The Day 

A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
 Joke Of The Day 

A husband walks into Frederick's of Hollywood to purchase some sheer lingerie for his wife. He is shown several possibilities that range from $250 to $500 in price, the more sheer, the higher the price. He opts for the most sheer item, pays the $500 and takes the lingerie home.

He presents it to his wife and asks her to go upstairs, put it on and model it for him.

Upstairs, the wife thinks, "I have an idea. It's so sheer that it might as well be nothing. I'll not put it on, do the modeling naked and return it the next day and get a $500 refund for myself."

So she appears naked on the balcony and strikes a pose.

The husband says, "Good Lord! You'd think that for $500, they'd at least iron it!"

Funeral services are pending.

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