490 miles, somewhere in iowa


At least, for now.  It is too short (according to my editor’s email tonight) and will no doubt need revisions, but…it’s pretty much finished.  The worst is over.

I finished it at 10:22 AM.  We were on the road at 11:10 AM.

Here’s my Hampton Inn office.

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2013-06-28 001This is what a book looks like when it’s done. Check out the blank screen! I was so happy to turn off the computer.

Banjo Man did indeed buy a shirt at the outlet mall yesterday.  I knew he would.   While I can look at old vintage stuff all day long, put me in a shopping mall and I am immediately bored, overwhelmed and hyperventilating.

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Except for Kohl’s.  Kohl’s is good.

I wish I had interesting travel stories to tell you, but Iowa isn’t that exciting.  Neither are Indiana or Illinois.

This morning while I stood by the car waiting for Banjo Man at the hotel, I saw a pick up truck pull over on the side of the road.  A man got out, walked over to the grass, and picked up a huge turtle by its tail.  He then put it in the bed of his truck and drove away.   I think the turtle was dead.  The body was as big as my laptop screen.  I love turtles, always have, but that’s another story.  What I wonder…..

Is disposing of dead turtles a job in Indiana?

Or is it strictly a volunteer, roadside-clean-up kind of activity?

A hobby?  Dead Turtle Collector.


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4 Responses to 490 miles, somewhere in iowa

  1. Ellie says:

    YEAH!!! The book is done! Now get to Idaho, as fast and safe, as you can!!!

  2. Amber says:

    Woo Hoo!! This calls for a pitcher of margaritas! I’m toasting you from TX!

  3. I’ll miss sharing the pitcher with you!

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