Ok, so I lied…

I’ll still be posting to this homepage and also to the Pages on the right side of the screen. And check out Nebraska again, I posted two new pics there (the first two.) And I added South Dakota, Part II (check it out for a good camping story.)

Sunrise at my campsite at Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota, 5:45 a.m., 7-29-10

You can deep-fry…

anything! This is a St. Louis specialty – Toasted Raviolis. They were delicious. I had them at Rigazzis, an Italian joint on The Hill in the Italian section of St. Louis.

They sell the strangest stuff…

at rest stops in Indiana. I bought a pickle in a pouch (a kosher zesty garlic one.) It was by far the worst-tasting pickle I ever had. It tasted like they pickled it in formaldehyde! After two bites I tossed it in the garbage can. Thank goodness I had a peppermint patty in my car to cleanse my palate.

It’s not a successful road trip…

without plenty of bungee cords!!!

And I drove through most of Pennsylvania today. I never realized what a big coal state this is. I saw four or five billboards on the side of Highway 76 (also the PA Turnpike) all touting and promoting coal. One noted coal has been used for energy for over 100 years. Another knocked alternative energy sources and said: “Wind dies. The sun sets.” Note to Big Coal: Solar batteries are just that – BATTERIES that store solar energy and can be used when there is no sunlight! As for the wind, there are three states in America, North Dakota, Kansas and Texas, that have so much wind those three states alone could provide all of our electricity needs with their wind. And that doesn’t even take into account all the offshore wind we have! Thank goodness I’m leaving PA tomorrow, I don’t want to get black lung!