An early morning wake-up call because we wanted to get to Restaurant Depot and stock up up on food and equipment. Well what do you know it looks as if the folks at Restaurant Depot get Memorial Day off. Well that throws a bit of a kink in things but we quickly adapt.
Here's the initial gang of young thangs ready to hit the road first thing. Just waiting for the Donald to finish his bagel.
Monica on the left. Isn't she pretty? Sasha in the middle. Isn't she pretty? Shawn on the right. Yes Shawn you're pretty too.
After a good solid hour in the car the young thangs were very tired.
Sasha and Monica still pretty. Shawn? Not a good look.
Traveling through the midwest is strange. They have billboards all along the highway. The advertisers are very concerned about where I am spending my days after death. Thus we passed things like "Hell is an awful place to spend eternity because you made some poor choices." And "do you know how you are spending the afterlife? Jesus does". And what I think is a little shot at the Jews, "Jesus IsReal".
At the other end of the wackometer spectrum are billboards advertising adult stores and fireworks. There must be more adult stores and fireworks shops per person in Indiana than any other state in the union. I suppose this cvombination makes sense. If the adult toys don't do it for her you set off a couple of Roman candles. Oh baby baby. You big cowboy stud. I think I felt the earth move. Let the church say, "Amen".
The Donald is great. We get to Restaurant Depot. It's Memorial Day. We know they are closed. There is not a car in the parking lot. No answer when we call. And yet he walks around peering in windows. As if there is an entire crew inside waiting to open if someone happens to show up. So we decide to head to St Louis and hit stores tomorrow. We get to meet up with the crew that is on route from a festival in Illinois headed for Wakarusa. Hugs all around.
The Gang of Young Thangs gets bigger.
Dinner tonight at a Mexican restaurant and then to bed. Early try tomorrow at the St. Louis division of Restaurant Depot.
I'd like to introduce clockwise starting on the left: Scott, Sarah, Maddy, Sasha (you've already met), Orion and Dave.
We should be arriving on sight tomorrow afternoon. No more Mexican restaurants. No more hotel rooms with hot showers and toilets with doors on them. No more internet. Plenty of great food, music and fun people to watch. Amen.
Love you all. Peace. Peter