Day One of the Grand Adventure
Despina's Infamous Green Journal
Day One -- Morning:
First Saturday FREE! Left for Arizona on the Grand Adventure as soon as I finished packing! Spent night in Kansas rest area, what little bit of it I could sleep. Sure beats attending summer school!
from Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day One of the Grand Adventure (11/26/04)
Day One -- Noon:
Whatever was I thinking promising my students so adamantly that I'd write every day? I just ate lunch somewhere in a desert not as famous as the Mojave, but just as HOT, waiting for a kind stranger to return with a water can because Baby Blue Ram blew his top. It's AWESOME when a 10' long hunk of metal starts to smoke and threatens to explode if you don't let him STOP. He always HAS had an unusual personality*. He spent his youth jealous of the dog, the stallion, the cats, chasing them downhill whenever he could.
Of course, my appointment with John Quantico, he of the beautiful, meaningful, intelligent letters in two different languages, was for noon, and I'm HUNDREDS of MILES away yet... I think I should've gone through the mountains instead of taking the flats... But this is the route the on-line trip planners suggested. So much for best-laid plans, and all.
Ah! That's all for now. I see the van returning with the water can. I should be on my way again shortly.
*I've stuck an early personal essay about him at six months old in the Appendix.