Good evening! As of tomorrow, when we arrive in Orlando, we will have covered SEVEN states in 36 hours...Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama (or "Ama-bama", as Joseph says), Georgia and Florida. It has been, for the most part, a smooth and fun couple of days. Here are some things I have learned so far:
- I'm sure that Memphis is a lovely city full of lovely people, but there are hunker-down-in-your seat-scary portions in which you do NOT want to get lost.
- Hotel computers DO get glitches, and it is entirely possible to find yourself standing in a hotel lobby in rural Mississippi, printed-out confirmation slip in hand, and NO reservation (and no available rooms in town).
- It is impossible for little boys to drive through the state of Mississippi without spelling Mississippi at least 1,647 times.
- If you're ever in Alabama, you must order the "swayt tay" (translation: sweet tea).
- There is a little town in Georgia named Ty Ty. Just try to drive through that town without reading all the signs aloud: Ty Ty Bait Shop, Ty Ty Baptist Church, etc.
- I kid you not, there is a "gentleman's club" on highway 280 in Alabama named...get this...The Boobie Trap.
- There is a dog groomer on the same stretch of highway called You Dirty Dog Pet Groomer.
- Evidently a mother's patience with hotel bed-jumping DOES run out, and it appears to run out in Valdosta, Georgia. Just in case you were wondering.
Since I'm obviously unable to stay away from this blog even on vacation (!), maybe I'll get a chance to post from Disney World after all...