Friday, January 31, 2014
We made it to Oklahoma City today.
Remember the lost gas cap story from yesterday? I left it at Flagstaff and bought a new one in Gallup. Today, we had lunch in Tucumcari, NM, near Texas. It's kind of a Radiator Springs town (Cars). And when I gassed up, yep, I forgot my gas cap. Again.
We needed to gas up again in Shamrock Texas. That truck guzzles gasoline. In the store I asked the young man if he sells gas caps. "No sir."
So I asked him, "How about that box of gas caps back in the office left behind by morons like me?"
He gave me a look like "How did you know about that?" then a funny kind of grin. He went back into the office and came back with an exact fit. "It's yours, man. But how did you know?"
Obviously because I am not the only moron on the road.
I told Patrick to treat me as the dottering old fool I am and remind me to put on the gas cap every time we fill up.
I spoke with She(WMBO) today. She is thought we would be going at a more leisurely pace and arriving on Monday. Well, if that's the way she thinks, it makes me feel less apprehensive about the weather in Indiana & Missouri. Weather Underground also gave me confidence that things will be good. If it's bad, we can just shut down early and get a fresh start the next day.
And the Super Bowl? We'll have a TV in the room and I am pretty sure we can find a bar that won't be looking at the HGTV that evening.
I still haven't heard yet if Mike has left LA yet. He will be coming home by way of Dallas. I hope he doesn't drag it out to two weeks like he did back in November when he last drove out to LA.