Thursday, July 5, 2007

Things You Learn Along the Way

As you go across the country, you’re bound to learn a thing or two. Here are some things I’ve learned.

-That restaurant Sonic, that you always see commercials for, it actually does exist. Maybe it’s a western thing.

-The black and white crows on the Windex commercial, they exist too. We saw one in Washington.

-There are no Dunkin Donuts in the West or The “middle” of the country. I knew this already but I didn’t want to believe it. Once you’re past the northeast, say good bye to D+D’s … and maple syrup! Ugghh… pancakes just aren’t the same with icky fake maple syrup!

-You can write with pen and a pad of paper on the the back of a motorcycle going 65mph on the free-way. That’s how I remembered all these things that I learned.


Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, I like your "things you learn along the way" article. Real neat. Don't loose you pen & paper from the motorcycle, along the way. Later, Dad

Anonymous said...

We thought you two would encounter some heat along the way...sounds like you have some good strategies for dealing with it.
Lisa, nice work with the camera. Your pictures are really nice.
Rally time is just around the corner and you will get some needed R and R there. Enjoy!
Thanks for your interesting posts ont he blog, we enjoy keeping track of you.

Carol and Scot

CadetStimpy said...

I live less than a mile from a Sonic, but rarely go there, despite their foot-long, chili cheese dogs. The "drive-up" feature (you can pay with your plastic right from the car) is nice.

My home town of Portland, Oregon doesn't have a single Dunkin' Donuts, and it's a fairly large city. And they drink a lot of coffee out there, too.

Maybe when you get back, you can take all the data from your flight recorder (aka, Lisa) and take it to one of those places that'll make a book out of it, entitled "Things you learn along the way", of course.


Laughingdog said...

Sonic is also all over Virginia, so I guess it has been selective about where it spreads. We also have Dunkin Donuts all over down here. But I learned the hard way on a visit to Mass and Maine that DD has a very different selection of food when you travel to other states.