Monday, May 04, 2009
Infernal Road Trip
We are into week two of a 7 week road trip I really didn't want to make. For starters, despite the fact we left Deming, and are now sitting in
Bos.. Bogwell, OK we've already logged over 1700 miles. (Look at a map!). That's because we first had to go all the way to Gray Summit, MO's Purina Farms for an event that featured rain, along with running dogs. We then backtracked over 500 miles for a big national event here, which featured more rain. Way more rain. 6 inches or more last Wednesday, followed by 1-2 more inches while I was trying to work (accompanied by wind, of course), then to add insult to injury, another couple of inches before midnight to make the field really fun on Sunday.
I'll have photos soon of the tractors extracting the cars and RV's at the conclusion of the festivities.
Later this week, we'll depart this garden spot and return the 500+ miles to Purina Farms for the Scottish Deerhound national specialty. The 10 day forecast is for: rain.
At the end of the month, we'll be in Michigan for the Rhodesian Ridgeback specialty. We'll also be able to load up more stuff from the storage unit, and have a chance to visit my brother, (my much younger brother) who, I found out, spent much of last week in the hospital replicating an episode of House. If he gets his wish, he'll have a shiny new pacemaker by then so he can continue to ride and run, which is what he was doing last week when he suddenly found himself face down on the sidewalk. The implications for me in this medical mystery, is that what he has is possibly genetic. Oh joy.
By the way, it will probably rain while we're working in Michigan.
Then we will head to the Saluki specialty in Lexington where, experience tells us, it will definitely rain. Usually with spectacular lightning and high winds.
Meanwhile, back home in Deming...
Now why would any sane person want to give up our lifestyle for that? (Yes, that's being facetious).