US Route 60 East - Day 11
Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Today's Narrative

Today we traveled from Henderson, KY to Tupelo, MS

Personal note: Today, the four month wait is over and I can give blood again. I hope you will too.

Another nice traveling day. Blue sky, no sun. The temp made 81 this afternoon.

We're camped in the Wally World parking lot in Tupelo, MS. Actually, that's not true. We are camped next door at a Sam's Club. There a traveling carnival set up on the other side of the Wal*Mart. Too much noise. All the other campers, RVs, 18 wheelers, etc. are here at Sam's also.

Today the trip "officially" ended as we said Goodbye to US Route 60. See pix below. we had a nice drive from that point to here in Tupelo. But I picked up the pace considerably. I don't know why, but I'm getting antsy for home. I suspect tomorrow will be a hammer day and we'll be in Aiken some time tomorrow evening.

Today's Pictures

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She has nerves of steel. She has arms of steel. She has boobs of steel. Hell, she IS steel :) That's a bunch of ground up rubber tires in the pile behind her. (Shades of Black Forrest!) A tumble of tired tires. The Navigator is a very plain spoken, no fooling around kind of guy. But even he had to admit, that's one huge piece of bull. A Happy Face and a propane tank. What an unusual combination.
This pix was taken in Wickliffe, KY. Here we left dear old Route US 60 West when we went straight on 51 instead of turning right. Which is our fav thing to do. This one's for you, June. Another for June. Pretty flowers along the side of the road.

Today's Stats

Beginning time: 8:30am
Ending time: 7:30pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 11:00
Begining odometer: 129262
Ending odometer: 129674
Net miles today: 412
Average MPH: 37.45
Total trip mileage: 1934

Gasoline: $46.45 - $1.879/gallon in
Food, ice, etc.: $21.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $0.00

Thought For The Day

Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6am.

While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).

He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).

After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today.

After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE), turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA) and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in...


Joke Of The Day

From Roundabout, a trucker:

A cowboy at a bar in Pecos, Texas orders three mugs of Lone Star and sits in the back room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.

When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender tells him, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time."

The cowboy replies, "I have two brothers. One is in Alpine, the other in Fredericksburg. I'm in Pecos. When we left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days we drank together. I drink one for each of my brothers and one for myself."

The bartender tells him it is a nice custom. The cowboy becomes a regular, and always orders three mugs and drinks them in turn. One day he comes in and orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent.

When he comes back to the bar for the second round the bartender says, "We don't want to intrude on your grief, but we wanted to offer our condolences on your loss."

The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawned and he laughs. "Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains. "It's just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. Hasn't affected my brothers though....


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