The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 July 2003

Phase I completed

Independence, Missouri - 1363.0 miles

Robert Benchley once declared, "There are two classes of travel: first class, and with children." Never before have I had such a deep appreciation of this observation.

Actually, they behaved fairly well, for a couple of ten-year-olds. Unfortunately, they're both in their twenties. I have to assume that it was a lot of pent-up sibling-rivalry goofiness that they didn't get a chance to discharge circa 1990. On the other hand, they did buy most of the food and all the gasoline. :)

I have had no time to look at the rest of the Blogosphere™ this week, though I would like to acknowledge this week's Carnival of the Vanities, hosted by Caerdroia. I'll get a chance to read it eventually.

And a couple of days from now, I should be over this temporary Minnesota accent. Maybe. Tomorrow, I leave (alone) for Indianapolis; 'twill be a long haul, but not heinously so.

Posted at 6:22 PM to World Tour '03


"And a couple of days from now, I should be over this temporary Minnesota accent. "

It's good to know I'm not the only one who picks up accents. I spent a ten hour layover (in Manila) once talking with a Scottish-countryside couple (not the 'scottish' accent you hear on TV or in movies) and it took me a week to get over it.

Posted by: Kathy K at 7:45 PM on 18 July 2003

This happens. I've excised most of the Gullah from my voice — I spent the Sixties in the South Carolina Low Country — but I slid right back into it within half an hour of arriving there during WT '01.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:09 PM on 18 July 2003