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Monday, October 21

Wrapping Up

I'm in my hotel room in Waco.  It's hard to believe, but tomorrow I finish my dealership service route.  I have been reflecting on my adventures this summer:

  • late-night blackjack at the Harrah's in New Orleans.  What a night.  I met some interesting people, won a little money, and somehow made it back to my hotel without getting arrested.
  • sleeping in a ghetto hotel in Orangeburg, SC.  That Super 8 was the worst hotel I visited during my route.
  • spending an evening in Durham with my brother and his wife.  We went barhopping and reflected on our messed up childhood.
  • driving hundreds of miles in the Wyoming nothingness.  No phone signal and no gas stations for miles and miles.
  • weekend in Vegas.  I had a wonderful debate with a Canadian about Obamacare while playing hours of blackjack at Binion's downtown.
  • sticking my finger in the service advisor's pastry in suburban Salt Lake City.  I thought it was Play Doh!
  • meeting up with Andy from Tight Fisted Miser for lunch in Kansas City.  He showed me how he converted his hatchback into a rather comfortable bed.
  • visiting several Breaking Bad filming sites in Albuquerque.

Alas, all good things come to an end.  I have three stops tomorrow, the last one being Athens, Texas.  From there I am driving to Tunica, where I will crash for four nights.  Then I have a timeshare shop in Nashville, some gas stations in Birmingham, AL and Dothan, AL, and, finally... home!


  1. It sounds like you had quite a few adventures on your trip. I might have to try to make my own mystery shopping road trip next year.