August 1, 2009 [LINK / comment]

"On the road again..."

"I just can't wait to get on the road again."

I won't be blogging much for the next couple weeks, but I will try to check my Facebook page every few days so I don't completely lose touch with "cyber-reality." First stop is Washington, D.C., where I am attending a SABR convention for the first time. Then I head "west by northwest," stopping in Pittsburgh, PA, and possibly a couple other stops before reaching South Dakota and Colorado. Target return date: mid-August.

Welcome to Virginia (not)

Speaking of travel, I hope I don't encounter states with such a dysfunctional budgetary system as Virginia that they alienate visitors. (See July 22.)

Rest area closed

Rest area near Mount Sidney, VA: CLOSED until further notice. The sign on the left reads, "No trespassing. State property."

NOTE: This blog item is being posted in advance so that there will be at least one item for the month of August during my absence.