A week. It went so fast. I'm now a fan of Battlestar Galactica, a place in Illinois called Giant City Park, and curry chicken salad. Well, I already knew I loved Dan's curry chicken salad, but I don't mind being reminded a bit. Dan has also loaded me up with a, hopefully, sufficient amount of media to keep me occupied in the hours I'm not driving a bus around Juneau. And if not, it won't be because he didn't try.
I've repacked my car for optimal kitty comfort, and have my path to Sarah all planned out. I was sitting down at the Longbranch Coffeehouse with my maps spread about me and several locals stopped by my table to offer their prefered paths through or around the country. It was great. I met a grad student that was developing a concervation program for the grasslands in Illinois, and a couple that just started retirement.
The other gem that was discovered here in Carbondale, is for the wildlife lovers out there. After our trip to the laundromat, Dan and I ate at the Mississippi Flyaway. Decoration medium: taxidermy. Turkey, geese, ducks, and the occasional deer head, just to spice it up. It led to an important discussion and decision for decorating in the future - "no dead things on the walls."
Here we go. Off to Arizona.