I think I may be getting a tad road weary… but when we drove up to the Petro Gas Station and discovered the sparkly, clean bathrooms, with on-site bathroom attendant and staff that would put ice cubes in my coffee*… it made me never want to leave this trucker’s paradise.
And then, on aisle 3, we found “Heater mates” and realized that these incredibly modern food products would have been more useful than a panini maker! These things are so cool… er, hot! They use magnesium and science and stuff to heat the food in the packet. It’s like magic… But you don’t want to use them indoors, as they might set off smoke detectors (so no hotel room dining)… and they’re expensive… sigh (so not good for daily use)… But they are a marvel of modern food engineering and I must try one sometime, when I’m not 10 hours into a 12 hour drive.
We made it home with mixed feelings. Traveling is so much fun, but I missed all my zany friends and couldn’t wait to hear what they’ve been up to. And we have so many more at-home adventures to get back to… making things with Robot Enthusiasts, making things for THEGIANTBRAIN, making things on “Art Sundays with D,” making throwing knives out of garden stakes and I’ve got several paintings that want to be finished.
And we have thousands of photos to sort, all kinds of trip statistics to make, like how many miles driven, how many Timmy’s visited, how many hotel rooms, how many gallons of chili consumed… etc.
Thanks to all that patiently followed the trip, I really enjoyed writing it!
*Convenience store coffee is always ridiculously hot!! It takes forever to cool down, unless you throw some ice in it.