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Friday, December 19, 2008

The RoadTrip has begun.... Day One



We set out this morning on our road trip to North Carolina... the first glitch... our GPS has decided we should go to Dallas via IH35, then I20 through Shreveport, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi. We don't go that way... we take the southern route across I10 East through Houston, Baton Rouge, Louisiana then north toward Jackson. So much for GPS. We left it on for a while, but it kept giving us alternatives to get over to IH35... turned it off... annoying...



Traveling through Houston, we took the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes though Houston... the only way to go through Houston during rush hour, and are heading for the Louisiana state line.... 7 more hours to sisters.... more later...



ps... you know that little bell that goes off on your GPS every time you exceed the speed limit? well ours appears to be going off a little too often... Ricky may turn the darn thing off again. He just told it to "shut up"...





Just after crossing the Lousiana state line, we stopped for gas here...
THANKS FOR THE WARNING...
They didn't warn me about the man that would be in the ladies room pretending the toilet was a urinal! I walked in on him... oops! walked out... check the sign on the door... yup... "ladies"...
When he walked out, there I stood, arms crossed, glaring... "sorry ma'm" he said... "well, if you're going to use the ladies room, why not lock the door next time?" I scolded in my best irritated Mom voice.... hummmmmp... guess he won't do that again...
Which was right next to this...

The first casino across the Texas state line... Wow... just makes you want to run in there and pull the handle on one of those "one-armed bandits"... or...
You could just drive through for a daiquiris!

Guess they don't have any laws in Lousiana about driving and drinking... but no thanks.. it's a little early... on to Baton Rouge...

1 comment:

Nanny Goats in Pnties said...

Ohhh, you made it up! That's great!

Not that I have any right to call an entire group of people dense, but I guess if you had to pick a dumb area of Sacramento, Rio Linda would be one of them