Friday, July 30, 2004
In the morning, we'll be loading the buggy and driving toward Michigan where we'll spend a week playing euchre, dangling our toes in Lake Huron, and sipping cans of Miller Genuine Draft with family. It's not a reunion, exactly, because the Mueller side of the family has never organized such things until now. We'll stop for a night's rest in Sheboygan, Wisc., visit with bunches of extended family, fuel up, then finish the drive on Sunday with the Seattlers who are flying into Milwaukee before turning north along the lake shore.
From Drummond Island, we're tripping to Mt. Pleasant and Muskegon, then back to Kansas City where, if we hold up, we'll load a truck and drive another 18 hours to Syracuse. Altogether...3,093 miles of driving in the next two weeks. Sad to say, I expect to be mostly disconnected for the next two weeks. I called a few places on the island and found one spot--North Haven Rentals and Gifts--with a leased-access dial-up connection. c15 per minute. No wifi? What kind of uncivilized place is this?! How will I keep my blog? A blogger's worst fear: seclusion (granted, though, I won't be secluded in a strict sense, since there will be family).
No telling whether I'll manage to find a connection or whether I'll have time to write an entry in the next two weeks. The land line (and DSL connections) are already scheduled for shutoff; this computer--the desktop--will be in a plastic bin soon. And sp&m will probably stink up this joint; ignore that. On this vacation (before lugging all the boxes and bins), I'll try to be patient, distract myself from the e-w(m)ithdrawals by reading, scour the stuff I'll be teaching from in the fall, veg. Then I'll return, and this brief *pause* will be off the bottom of the page in no time.Posted by Derek Mueller at July 30, 2004 7:39 PM to Travelog