Enjoying the Delay (Day 5)

So, for starters, here’s the updated plan that takes into account the delayed shuttle launch and the rest of the trip.

  • Day 5 - Spend a little extra with the Selin’s and Eliot, then drive to Savanna.
  • Day 6 - Explore Savannah then drive to Orlando.
  • Day 7 - Hang out in Orlando… maybe do some exploring.
  • Day 8 - Shuttle Launch, hopefully for reals this time, then drive to Tallahassee.
  • Day 9 - Driving from Tallahassee to Meta Missouri by way of Jachin Alabama. (This is going to be another long day)
  • Day 10 - Driving from Meta home to Minneapolis.

Day 5 was a slower day. Which is fine. I needed it.

After getting plenty of sleep me and Jesse took part in our traditional watching of a foreign film. Normally we would watch it with Becca too, but she was sleeping and she had already seen it anyway. It was an excellent film (one of Jesse’s favorites) called Adam’s Apples.

So, after saying ‘so long’ to the Selin’s I drove the couple of hour to Fayetteville. I meet my brothers and 3 of his “special operator” buddies at Buffalo Wild Wings for some football. Eliot’s buddies were pretty cool to, it was interesting to hear them talk about their work.

Afterwards I did a little shopping with Eliot, he had a couple of things he still needed for his deployment. I needed socks and tooth paste. Somehow I managed to pack only one pair of socks.

After shopping me and Eliot headed back to base where I made a reservation for a hotel in Savannah, and then it was time for me to hit the road again.

The trip to Savannah was smooth, though I’m regretting not leaving in time to stop a Fireworks shop at the NC/SC border. I’m going through a few more states that have more reasonable fireworks laws then Minnesota, so I’m sure I’ll have more chances to get me good fireworks.

I had a funny exchange at a Wendy’s on the way to Savannah I pull up to the first window. The lady asks me “Hey, Linda wants to know if you have any black in you”.

I say “Um… no, I don’t think so”.

Lady at the first window yells to her coworkers, “Nope, he ain’t got any black in him”.

Sound of laughter coming from inside.

“Alright, pull up to get your food”.

So I pull up to the second window and the lady there hands me my food and ask “Sarah thinks you’re married, are you married?”. I respond, “No. I’m not married”.

“Hey Sarah! He say’s he not married”.

More laughter.

“Thanks you have a nice day”.

I can’t exactly put my finger on why, but it seemed pretty funny at the time.

(Note, I’m making up names… because I can’t remember their actual names).