August 3rd, 2004

Splut

"and so we hit the road." *pow*pow*

I'm all packed up and ready to go. I'll be on the road within another 30 minutes, just long enough to get the car loaded and finish breakfast.

I talked to several folks yesterday, and believe I'm walking into a buzzsaw at the meeting on Saturday where i've agreed to act as parliamentarian. How, you ask? The answer has to do with the way ham radio operators agree to allocate frequencies to a certain kind of radio station.

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Splut

Long drive, part 1

I didn't sleep well last night, although I did manage to get some sleep in (unlike the Penguicon trip). Of course, that meant I got up early and hit the road early. I was on the road by 7:30, and in my hotel room in Wichita right before 5 PM. Not bad for just under 600 miles. I spent the whole trip locked on cruise at 70, plus or minus construction zones and a lunch/gas stop in Lamoina, Iowa (just north of the Missouri border).

I took a page from vakkotaur's book, sort of: I have a half-gallon Coleman jug which I filled halfway with ice, then all the way with water before leaving. I sipped at that all day, and it does seem that hydration makes long drives much more tolerable.

I'm going to get on the road about the same time, or maybe a little later, tomorrow. I'll be passing through Oklahoma City and Dallas in between rush hours that way, which is a Good Thing. I'll probably get to the hotel in Houston about 6 PM, and don't plan to do much of anything there that evening, as I'll probably be thoroughly wasted.
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