Made it back to Balloon Juice headquarters in one piece, and it was a really nice drive. For those of you who have never driven the highways of WV in the fall, the trees really are spectacular. They are just starting to turn right now, and you see lush walls of green with a little light orange starting to show, and every now and then a bright red tree stands out. It was also nice to see how clean the roads were. I am glad that littering has become more socially unacceptable.
The other thing that made the trip nice was we found this anthem rock radio station, and I heard a lot of stuff for the first time in years, all from hair bands. Scorpions The Zoo, some old Queen, and my personal favorite from the day, Billy Squier.
Can’t believe I used to own all those albums. Some of them never got replaced in the move to cd’s, and probably should have, if for the cheese and nostalgia aspect alone.
Another weird thing- we stopped at a McDonald’s for some diet coke (my old platoon sergeant was an architect who designed McDonald’s, and insisted that they all had a finely tuned coca cola set-up that produced the perfect fountain soda- I tend to think he was telling the truth, because McD’s diet coke always seems to taste better), and was absolutely mortified when they handed me a styrofoam cup. I thought everyone on the planet stopped using that crap. Using styrofoam is worse than pouring motor oil in a stream. Jeebus.
And I am rambling.