Well, this should be interesting…

I decided to dust the cobwebs off of this journal *cough* *cough* and see if it still works.  It’s been two years since the grand Nerd Tour, and I’m preparing for another Grand Adventure in 2007.  Yes, it will be “Nerd Tour 2007: Japan!”  I plan to go over to … Continue reading

Nerd Tour 2003: Aftermath

Well, I’ve been back from the road for a week, now. Back to work, back to most of the habits and some of the chores as before. The last leg of the trip was uneventful, a mere 200 miles in clear weather. Just finished unpacking (I never claimed to be … Continue reading

Not long, now!

Made it to Middlesboro successfully, just in time to be almost washed away by a huge downpour from a thunderstorm. It came over the mountain and pounced on the town like some huge monster. Fortunately it was short-lived, and I managed to make it into a fast-food place to eat … Continue reading

Rounding the third turn, heading into the home stretch!

Well, the rain kept me from being able to see a couple of my great-nephew’s games, and residual alien contamin… er, sinus infection symptoms kept me from seeing the other great-nephew’s games, but overall, I had a good time at my brother’s. Got to see all of his kids but … Continue reading

White House calling. No, not that one!

Well, my luck proceeds apace. I woke up in Granada Mississippi, with a fever and a sinus infection. Yet more confirmation that at least one thing in my life has to be broken at all times. I scarfed Advil, drove as best I could up the road, thru Memphis (missing … Continue reading

“On the Road Again” or, “Going to Graceland”

Whew! The problem with my car last night was indeed a broken alternator. After a sleep-deprived night, I called one of the local Vidor repair shops, and asked if they could take an emergency repair job. The nice lady on the phone said they could but that it might take … Continue reading

“Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again…”

Well, today has been a real up and down day. The day started up, went to tour the Alamo, spent the morning there, had a small lunch while the local western wear store cleaned and blocked my felt cowboy hat. Left in time to get to Houston right at rush … Continue reading

Dallas was…

Ft. Worth, actually. I went to the DalWorthIngton metroplex to see my nephew and his fiance. Had a really nice time, I took them to an incredible steak restaurant a friend recommended, “Pappas Brothers”, in Dallas. Hefty price tag, but man, was it worth it! The New York strip was … Continue reading