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November 4th, 2008
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A look into my brain
This afternoon, as I was walking through the woods, I happened to think of the fact that when I went to Ecuador, it was the same time zone as here in Illinois.  I think that would surprise a lot of people.  From there, I hopped to the thought of another geographical fact that had surprised me when I noticed it years ago:  the distance from Tucson to El Paso is only half as far as the distance from El Paso to Dallas.  After flashing very briefly on the thought that Texas is really big, it occurred to be that it might be fun to actually drive across the southwest through those cities.  On to the idea that if I did do a road trip through Arizona, I would have to make a point of visiting Benson.  And from there, it occurred to me that there's another small city in Arizona whose name is only familiar to me because it's in a song.

It was two hours before I managed to drive "Take It Easy" running through my head.

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From:peteralway
Date:November 5th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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Apparently it is a small enough town that the song is used as a tourist attraction. When approaching Meteor Crater two years ago, Bob and I tuned the radio to the tourist information station, and one of the suggested local activities was to have your picture standing on a corner in Winslow.
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From:robin_june
Date:November 5th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
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Doggerel from those who traversed the second biggest state by car:

"The sun is riz',
The sun is set,
And we ain't out
Of Texas yet."
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From:billroper
Date:November 5th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
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We've made that drive before. Never had time to hit Carlsbad Caverns though...
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From:danebassett
Date:November 8th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Well, if you decide to drive the southwest, know that you will always have a place to crash in Cali.

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From:tigertoy
Date:November 8th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I actually know a whole bunch of people in CA.

California,
My friends all call you home,
And if you take away another,
I'll be that much more alone

-- Stan Rogers

I want to win the lottery so I can afford to spend the whole summer on the road. And also invent a teleporter so that I can come back to my tigers every Sunday. And a pony.
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From:danebassett
Date:November 8th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
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If ANYONE was ever going to invent a teleporter it would be you.

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From:tigertoy
Date:November 8th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
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I doubt it, really. The alternate universe where my teleportation solution works has failed to converge with this one.
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From:danebassett
Date:November 8th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Well a girl can dream... I want to someday be able to teleport over to Jumbo's ice cream in Pune after dinner and be home in time for bed.
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