Friday, August 05, 2005
"I had forgotten just how flat and empty it (middle America) is. Stand on two phone books almost anywhere in Iowa and you get a view". - Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent
That's true of Illinois also, but you'd need more than two phone books to see over the corn. It's true of Kansas and Nebraska also. Oh, and I've never seen anything flatter than the rice paddy areas in Southeastern Missouri/Northeastern Arkansas.
Anyway, I'm hitting the road for a short weekend trip across the pond - no, not the big pond, the little pond, a.k.a. Lake Michigan. Going to pick lots of fresh Blueberries and go to Phils Bar & Grill in Saugatuck, Michigan and have the best Bloody Mary on the planet. Spicy goodness with a skewer carefully balanced across the top of the glass - on the skewer is a dill pickle spear, a chuck of salami, another chunk of cheese and a huge green olive.
I'll raise a toast to all my loyal readers....and maybe I'll take a pic!