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Andrei in the office

Greetings from Redding...

It's 9:15 am. the girls are still quite unconscious. This is to be expected after our wild night of driving... Hmmn, not so wild. I remember car... road... more road... It was a lot of driving.

We got on the road yesterday at about 10:30 am. Minor delays caused by morning, hormone surprises adn the usual pre-trip disorganization prevented our planned 9am departure.

9 --> 522 --> 405

We stopped off at the Arby's off Exit 2 on 405 almost to the Airport. They managed to mess up jnanacandra's order of "A number 7." This is why I never order fast food by the number anymore.

405 --> 5

From there a straight shot to royalbananafish in Portland. We hit there about 2 pm. The goal was to get to her by 12:30pm... So we were at least traveling at the speed we wanted. jnanacandra drove from Portland to Eugene and then I took over until about Medford. We had a lovely dinner at Red Lobster and then I learned how you can't buy Pseudophedrine in Oregon. Grymble.

more 5

royalbananafish took over driving after dinner. We got to see how the Prius handled mountain climbing and got all the way to Redding, CA.

We settled in at Red Lion. this is a chain I'd not previously heard of. What was cool was that they took my Alaska Air card and my AA card and got us two Queen sized beds in a non-smoking room with free wi-fi for an AMAZING price.

So, (since this has been slow typing) it's coming up on 10am. The girls... still asleep. Today we head for L.A.

The trip has been on a sort of time frame. So there hasn't been "Stop and socialize time"

If there are people along the trip for the way back... maybe it would be possible. Go ahead and comment here and we'll try to have a rough idea of where we may be when. It's pretty much... hop on 5, get off 5.

So.. waves to all... It's time to wake the Thelemic Babes and head off

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movin' right along
dugga-dum dugga-dum

Sounds like a good trip so far. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the fact that people will spell you off. Last several road trips, it's been me behind the wheel. Sometimes, that's a good thing. Sometimes, I'd like to watch the scenery go by.

And as far as pseudoephedrine, dude, you can't even buy your own gas in Oregon, you think they'd let you have drugs?

reminds me of a joke i read today at the Doctor's office...

you think they'd let you have drugs

When I was a kid my dad and I had this running joke, that whenever someone asked what he did for a living I would answer "He's a sports mechanic. He fixes boxing fights and horse races..." Well one day one of my teachers asked me what my father did for a living, and when I told her she went nuts. She talked to the principal and the principal called my father and asked him to come down to the office at school. Well he managed to explain the whole thing, and the principal got a little chuckle out of it even though my teacher was not very amused. "So what do you do for a living, anyway?" she asked him. My father, who is a sales rep for a pharmecutical company replied, "I sell drugs!"

They're controlling it because it's a common ingredient in meth and in California I think you can get it, but you have to ask the pharmacist (not just get off the shelf anymore). I'm not sure if you need a prescription or not. Sudafed's given me some bad reactions in the past so I haven't tried to buy it in years. There is a big meth lab problem in rural parts of southern Oregon at least, so I'm not surprised if they just outlawed it altogether.

God.. I love that drive.. up and down the 5. I've done it a lot.. and it's just so relaxing. What's funny is when I read the subject to your post I could have sworn you were talking about Redding here in England. I was all "but.. they .. they are in the states.. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot." Then I came to my senses.. hehehe

Depending on when you guys are in this neck of the woods, ef2p and I wouldn't mind a visit. :)

So, are you actually listening to the muppet movie soundtrack, or is it just playing in your head?

This is why I never order fast food by the number anymore.

It's ironic that they manage to mess up orders by number. I mean, I can understand how they can mess up "Double Roast Beef on Rye with extra horsey sauce, a side of large fries and a large Coke light on the ice" because there are lots of words in that sentence to remember. On the other hand, it's pretty hard to mess up "7" unless you just don't know what a 7 is supposed to be in the first place...

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