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Lemons Way
The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.
I'm So Naughty
Keith, sunset, not so bad
05/25/2008, Memphis, TN

Short of BBQ, dare I say this is the local cuisine. Tasty.

Afternoon Rest In Memphis Near Graceland
Keith, hot and humid
05/25/2008

I hung out at the Walmart in Little Rock until about 1:00 p.m. writing a legal pleading for a divorce case that is dragging on post-trial and post-ruling. It got so chilly in the Bounder that I actually enjoyed the heat when I stepped outside after I finished the draft and e-mailed it to the Client. 150 mile drive to Memphis. Short compared to what I've been doing. While in Little Rock, I caught a little music show on National Public Radio featuring a musician from Paris who played the most incredible spanish/french guitar. Hearing that music while parked at the Walmart in the rough part of town was such a contradiction. It was the sort of thing that one only experiences while traveling. Great art in a place one would never expect. Tonight I'm parked at an RV park within walking distance of Graceland. The park closest to the attraction was too busy and unreasonably expensive. Note to self, don't say too much about my previous employment. The guy at this RV park went into 10 different law-related stories when I responded to his question regarding my employment. From now on, I am a cruising sailor, that's all. It is worth noting that the ice I got from Alison's house in Flagstaff lasted me until just now. I've filled my muffin tins with water to make ice using the 30 amp electric hook-up I've purchased tonight for $32. That is rather expensive for an RV space according to my experience, but when you consider the cost of running the generator for 16 hours at $3.75 per gallon per hour, it makes a lot more sense. More importantly, this place has huge open fields adjacent to the park which the dogs will love. Right now (5:30 p.m.) it is so hot and humid that water is dripping steadily from the forward air conditioner off the roof down the side window. I'd like to get some BBQ tonight, we'll see. Maybe just a walk with the dogs past Graceland.

Sunset
Keith
05/25/2008, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Mexican Food In Little Rock
Keith
05/25/2008

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Luxury RVing in Little Rock
Keith, warm and humid
05/25/2008

I arrived in Little Rock after a 5 hour drive, found a walmart easily (in the not so great part of town), cranked up the generator and both air conditioners for a while, and settled down for the night. Great internet, authentic mexican food a short walk away, and a residential neighborhood to walk the dogs. It is so humid tonight the outside of the Bounder is dripping wet. What are we going to do when we're on the water without air conditioning. Remember the luxury of the RV, that's what we're going to do.

Oklahoma KOA Forest Trial
Keith
05/24/2008

I'm finally starting to get organized in term of all the documents and business stuff I've brought along. Parked here with the air conditioning on low in the back, it is cool, dry, cozy, and safe. It is 9:15 in the morning and I've got time. The dogs are crashed out on the floor. I'm tuned into this radio station that targets my exact music style and demographic. I enjoyed a fresh ground, hot cup of coffee from the capresso (more about that later). I think I'll vaccume and then head over for that $3 breakfast. Then perhaps another walk with the dogs and a shorter travel today so I leave time to work on a court pleading that is due in about a week.

The Bounder At East Oklahoma City KOA
Keith, sticky but nice
05/24/2008

I achieved a milestone today by staying in bed until 7:00 a.m. Haven't done that in as long as I can remember. The sun is coming out and the kampground is full of activity. We took a hike this morning through the many forest trails that surround this site. I was afraid we would get lost, but they all seem to end back at the park eventually. Jake and Anne are doing fine so far. I'm not doing so bad myself.

Traveling Meal
Keith, warm, humid
05/23/2008, KOA Kampground, Oklahoma City

What a day! I drove farther today than before. Got well into Oklahoma. Stopped at a Walmart but they were not welcoming there and it was really hot and humid and the internet connection was slow since verizon doesn't have broadband anywhere yet in Oklahoma except Tulsa. Fortunately, the next few places I'm going are properly connected according to the web site. I splurged almost $40 for this KOA outside Oklahoma City but I couldn't access the free wireless here because my card is not receiving for some reason. At least I have verizon as a consolation. It has worked everywhere, if slowly. Nevertheless, this KOA is THE BOMB. I've been to some campsites in my day, and this place is serious about their kamp experience (the kamp thing is a KOA trademark, and is so campy as to be adopted). I walked around with the dogs after dark and the entire place is packed this Friday night. No suprise. "Nice" weather, paved roads, nice facilities, meals delivered to your door if you wish, activities for adults and kids, breakfasts in the morning for $3, trails where the dogs can walk without a leash (no warning about leashes whatsoever!). I'm not leaving until the check-out time of 11:00. I may pay the extra $2 per hour until the mandatory check out at 1.

Pueblo Ruins
Keith
05/23/2008, Painted Desert National Monument

I really enjoy walking through ancient places, looking around, and thinking how it was to live in such a place so long ago with no running water, electricity, heat, cooling. The wind was really blowing. Evidently the structures protected the people from the weather, among other things. After I left the monument I drove several hundred miles east through New Mexico until I reached the place I am writing from, Santa Rosa. It is a town that thrived when route 66 passed through it but is now rather sleepy. Sleepy enough so that I parked in the parked lot of an abandoned Pizza Hut within sight of the main drag and nobody seemed to care. Walked the dogs this morning to this great town park with playgrounds and a lake. Time to head off for another day on the road.

Messages From The Ancients
Keith
05/23/2008, Painted Desert National Monument

There were thriving native communities living in the area now part of the monument. They farmed and hunted around 1000 years ago.

 

 
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