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Thanksgiving Recap

I was semi-vegitative yesterday after our long drive on Sunday from the Commonwealth and the Fortress of Words, but I’m feeling much more articulate today. It was a really superb visit with Chris, Gwenda, Barb, and Richard. The only hiccup driving down was a blown out tire somewhere around Champaign. But AAA got us on the road again less than an hour after the flat, which I did NOT expect on the busiest travel day of the year. We had to go 55 the rest of the way there on account of our spare. At some point on the drive I said to Kristin: Wouldn’t it be great if we could find Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55″ on the radio. And she had never heard of the song! Anyway, classic rock being the one continual staple of the radio on our drive through IL and IN (no, my car doesn’t even have a tape player!), sure enough-that very song came on the radio somewhere after Indianapolis. And it was fitting, and good, and rock out-able.

Other highlights of the trip included the Best Pad Thai I’ve Ever Eaten(tm), hiking along the Kentucky River and checking out old stone fences and lime kilns, Zod, George the dog, some crazy-ass LOTR Trivial Pursuit, and most of all, hanging out with some great friends on an extended weekend.

I’m reading Wolfe’s The Knight, and I hope to blog about it when I finish it (or maybe when I finish The Wizard), because in many ways I think it’s Wolfe’s most disturbing book, even more than New Sun.

Tue, November 29 2005 » Life Studies

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  1. Gwenda November 29 2005 @ 8:53 pm

    Yay! You made it home safely. It was great to have you guys here.

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