Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Kansas!

I'm driving home, and here at a Kansas rest stop, like a lot of Iowa rest stops, there's free Internet! It's so strange to go to a Borders bookstore or a McDonald's that advertises wireless but expects you to pay several dollars for it--definitely makes me gravitate to their competitors. I like the public spirit of providing this kind of service for travelers.

Interestingly, most of the interstate pullovers that I went by in Texas and Oklahoma were just "picnic areas" without bathrooms. I guess that's where that urine-in-a-bottle stuff that Samantha Bee reported on on The Daily Show must have originated.

I don't know how long it will take me to get home. I'll stop when I start feeling sleepy. But will be home for sure by tomorrow. Photon is homesick, and I'm tired of driving, so am deeply looking forward to this.

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  2. I misread one word which made my comment sound silly, but...

    Texas is working hard to update their rest areas. Nearly all of them have wifi access :) Unfortunately, that doesn't include picnic areas.

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  3. Hehe, Don't you just love that? why pay for something that's free somewhere else. lol
    Nice Roadrunner pics in your last post. Last time I saw one of those was about 10 years ago.

    Happy Birding! --Chris
    Http://swallowtailedkite.blogspot.com

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