Phil Parker (tigertoy) wrote,
Phil Parker

I survived!

Enjoyed it even!

In a little more detail:  I got up too early Saturday morning.  As I was on I-465 around Indy I realized I'd forgotten my phone.  Fortunately, I managed to not get lost or have any emergencies on the trip.  My first destination was a home on a lake in Rome City, IN (a small town north of Ft. Wayne), for a meeting of the Midwest Exotic Feline Educational Society.  I estimated that it would be a 4 hour drive, and it was supposed to be at 12:30 (EDT).  I planned to leave at 7:30 (CDT).  I actually left at 7:40, and I arrived at 12:41.  Pretty darn good estimate.  After the meeting, I headed back south a couple of hours to tollers's housewarming, where much food and music was enjoyed.  After the party closed down sometime after 1, I crashed in tollers's basement.  The alarm rang at 7:00; I wanted to be on the road at 7:30.  Even though all I did was get dressed, throw stuff in the car, and leave, it was 8:00 before I got going.  I made it to EFRC, got through the day, and have arrived at home.  I'm pretty tired, but good.

I have to comment on the canine portion of my trip.  tollers's housemates have two Shiba Inus.  I didn't recognize the name when I ran across it earlier this week in a context that implied it was a breed of dog.  Yesterday, I discovered that "Shiba Inu" is, in fact, Japanese for "absurdly cute".  I am not a small dog person, but if Snickers and Secret are fair examples of the breed, I could actually imagine myself owning one.  Sadly, I never brought my camera into the house, so I didn't get any pictures.
Tags: dogs, friends, travel
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