Interstellar Adventures

February 2, 2006

Road Trip!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 12:34 pm

Nick and I are packing up and taking a weekend road-trip to his hometown, El Paso. His dad is 85 and doesn’t travel more than a couple of miles from his home, which means I’ve never met him, and Nick hasn’t seen him since last April.

El Paso is a looong way from Plano. I’ve never been there before. Google Maps says almost 13 hours, but based on 650 miles at an average 70 miles per hour, that’s just 9.25 hours of drive time. We’re bringing food and stuff with us so we don’t have to stop to eat, so we’ll only stop for bio-breaks and to refill the gas tank.

Nick’s in charge of music too. I mean, the Celebrity Name Game can only take us so far before we run out of celebrities. How does one play the Celebrity Name Game? Well, it’s a game that I made up. Whoever starts the game (doesn’t matter how you pick who starts) names a celebrity. Say Tom Cruise. Then the other person has to come up with a celebrity who’s first name starts with the first letter of the previous celebrity’s last name. Say Chrisitian Bale. Then the other person would say maybe Barbara Streisand. Then Susan Sarandon. And so forth. No celebrity name can be repeated. You win by stumping the other person. If they couldn’t come up with another celebrity within a reasonable time frame they lose the game. So, coming up with names with weird letters like Q and Y and Z and stuff is key. I’ve got to study up…

I’ll also be taking plenty of Sudoku puzzles with me. And probably a couple of knitting projects as well. I have a hat that I’m working on for Elle that I haven’t had the patience to finish.

While in El Paso, I anticipate eating lots of Mexican food. Not Tex-Mex mind you. Nick actually hates Tex-Mex. It’s not real Mexican food according to him. So, by Monday, I’ll be Mexican-fooded out. Hopefully we won’t have to make exponentially more bio-breaks on the way home as a result.

I doubt I’ll be able to check in or visit any of you over the weekend. We’re driving back on Monday, so *gasp* I’ll be at least four whole days without blogging! I’ve never done that before. 😦 I’ll miss you all. Don’t have too much fun without me. Play nice. Maybe go visit someone on my Blogroll you’ve never been to visit before. If you do, let me know.

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