Thursday, November 01, 2007
1) In six weeks I travelled just over 7,000 miles
2) 5,400 of those miles driving. Part of the travelling was for a holiday and part of it was for a documentary I'm working on. 15 cities, 27 interviews, 14 hours of tape, 2,000 photos and lots of great food!
3) In Beaumont Texas instead of getting online on the hotel computer...I fed two feral cats living outside the hotel...with ALPO dog food bought at a gas station across the street. Today I phoned the hotel to see how the cats were doing...the hotel staff said customers and staff were feeding the cats. They saw the black one in the video today...but haven't seen the baby grey and white one since Saturday.
4)Took a picture of the one of the family homes of Cormac McCarthy, in Knoxville, and a setting from his Pulizer Prize winning novel The Road. Yes, I'm a geek. Or worse paparazzi.
5) Went second-hand shopping. Everybody needs a drawer for their guns.
6) Relaxed and watched tv in our bed and breakfast during our road trip...in Houston. Great bed and breakfast...I can't remember the name Lovett Inn? That's Stagg, Tuffy P and Mister Anchovy. Lots of mirrors. Stagg and I had a mirror right near our bed but believe me, we were way too tired to make any use of it that night. Rats.
7) One evening before dinner at a hotel in Texas Stagg and I caught one of our neighbours in Chicago on tv.
8) Met up with a fellow blogger, here are some photos...
9) Went to New Orleans, see some photos here
10) Me and Stagg in front of sculpture near the Mark Rothko Chapel in Houston. We saw lots of amazing art on our trip.
11) I estimate I spent about 30-40 hours in various bus depots. Sometimes it was trying...but it was a lot more social and interesting than airports.
12) Saw a lot of performers, this band is Woody Daigle and the Cajun 5 at Prejeans, featuring Ray Lavergne, member of the Cajun music hall of fame, on accordion. (thanks Mister Anchovy!)
13)I took a lot of silly pictures of my boyfriend, this one is at the Johnson Space Museum in Houston. I was super geeked to be there seeing Mission Control!