mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

The Great Drive, Day Four

Sunday morning, Josh, Rachel, the kids and the cats woke up in St. Louis, Missouri, and they spent the day driving across the state. Even though Josh has driven across the country with Rachel once before, I think he's experiencing culture shock, given some of the photos he's sent me.

We'll start with this sign.

We're Not in NYC Anymore... We're Not in NYC Anymore...

Rachel told me that they're assuming it's okay for customers to bring in their rifles, so long as they aren't concealed. (Although how does one conceal a rifle? The mind boggles.)

The highlight of today's drive for their oldest daughter, Emma, was when they made the decision to stop in the town of Emma, Missouri, population 243.

Emma Gets Her Own Post Office Emma Gets Her Own Post Office

I suspect that she'll return there one day and run for mayor.

When they got to their hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, they found this bus emptying itself of passengers.

Holy Bus, Batman Holy Bus, Batman

According to what I understood from Rachel, the tourists spotted Josh and thought he was there to give them directions. I'm not surprised, given that his name is Joshua, after all.

When Rachel called me tonight (well, given when I'm posting, maybe it was last night), Josh was at a Walmart, buying cat litter for the cats. This is how they've been spending most of the trip, so I'm not surprised that they needed more cat litter.

Get Me Out of Here! Get Me Out of Here!

Monday they're driving from Kansas City to Hays, Kansas. Hays may have only 20,000 residents, but their website and Wikipedia page suggest that they may have some interesting stuff to see while there. Assuming they have the time.

In the meantime, I should really try to get to sleep.

(Basic message repeats: Rachel is looking for a group with which to go see the new X-Files movie at the 10 pm showing on the night of Friday July 25 at the Eugene Valley River Center movie theater. She already has her ticket. Get in touch if you'd like to go see the movie with her.)

[Josh & Rachel's Trip Picture Gallery]
Tags: the great drive

  • The Great Drive, Day 8

    As I expected, Readercon interrupted my ability to blog the rest of Josh and Rachel's cross-country trip on a daily basis. However, even though their…

  • Random Musings: Things I Hope to Blog About Later

    Nomi and I went to Readercon this past weekend, and we saw a lot of friends and had a good time. I showed off the Advance Reading Copy of my book,…

  • The Great Drive, Day Seven

    Josh called me a few times yesterday to tell me about the vast empty spaces that they were driving through in Wyoming. The Vast, Empty…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded