Thanksgiving - Day 03
Sunday, November 20, 2005

Narrative

Today we traveled from Fayette, AL to Dickson, TN. Another beautiful day for traveling! Beautiful blue sky. Sunny. And warmer than yesterday. Hwy-13 in Tennessee is an interesting road. It starts at the southern state line and runs north. The first 30 miles or so is relatively flat with just a couple of curves. But once you get north of Waynesboro, the terrain changes to foothills and the road gets real curvy. Sorta reminded me of the Smokies trip. It's hard to make decent time when the road is one "S" curve after another :). But the scenery was pretty. Tonight we're stopped at a Pilot Travel Center. We'll camp here.

Pictures

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Since this is Sunday, I guess this sign is appropriate. I wonder why when I finally find a gas station with reasonable prices, it's out of business? There ought to be a law that when a gas station goes out of business they have to take down the gas price signs :)

FWIW, that's an out-of-business Burger King behind the gas station.

This Mickey D's is right across the street from the out-of-business gas station and Burger King. Maybe this is the reason for the Burger King's demise? Another sign for June :)
The name of this town is a hoot! "Where ya from?" "I'm frum Bucksnort Tinasea." LOL!!

Stats

Mileage:
Beginning time: 10:00am
Ending time: 4:30pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 5:30
Begining odometer: 143,380
Ending odometer: 143,615
Net miles today: 235
Average MPH: 42.72
Total trip mileage:

Expenses:
Gasoline: $0.00
Food, ice, etc.: $10.00
Lodging: $9.00 - Shower at the Pilot Travel Center
Other: $7.00 - Fee for wireless Internet connection.

Thought For The Day

This is a very serious thought from friend Bob Young in Delaware. Bob is a pilot and recently sent me this email:

US Air - crack in window (Scary)

This is scary for anyone who travels frequently by plane. An actual crack was recently found in a US Airways DC-9 window frame. Frequent Fliers: beware of the sub standard maintenance on the airplanes that you fly on.

This could have caused a major in-flight problem.

I sent this to a friend in aircraft certification to see what action the FAA could take on this problem.

Follow this link for the picture of the crack in the window frame. Knowing what to look for might save your life.

Joke Of The Day

From Dwayne in IN:

Explained: The Secret Vocabulary Of Women

Word Definition
Fine! This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
Five Minutes If she is getting dressed, this is half an hour.
Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given 5 more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
Nothing This is the calm before the storm. This means "something" and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with "nothing" usually end in "fine".
Go Ahead This is a dare, not permission, DON'T DO IT!
Loud Sigh Although not actually a word, the loud sigh is often misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing".
That's Okay This is one of the most dangerous statements that woman can make to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
Thanks This is the least used of all words in the female vocabulary. If a woman is thanking you, do not question it, just say you're welcome and back out of the room slowly.

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