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I bought a little GPS unit for my automotive vee-hickle a while back. For no good reason, just because I wanted one. I don’t need a GPS to get to work or drive up and down the I75 SUV Speedway or any of that stuff. Today I think that thing paid for itself! I spent a large part of the day ferrying people around here and there and we are staying a bit outside the city in a tangle of winding roads that change names (or seem to) every few miles and the freeways loopty-loop all over the place. Even with the GPS, I managed to make some wrong turns. Once it even told me to turn around! By the end of the day, I was starting to get the hang of Asheville. I think. I don’t know what I’d’ve done without my GPS. What a mess!

There was a “guy” trip up to Mount Mitchell for hiking this morning and I missed out on it. Oh, not because it was a “guy” trip. I wouldda barged my way into it if I’d really wanted to go. And actually, I did. But there was something else that I wanted to do even more than hiking in the mountains, which was to pick up my “baby” at the Asheville airport. She took the red-eye from San Francisco last night and was scheduled to arrive at 11:15. That was not compatible with hiking in the mountains. I’ll have to do that another day.

And so, because I hardly ever see both of my kids together these days, here is a photoooo (Mouse posted a better one on Twitter). The one on the left is Liz. It’s not much of a picture but she doesn’t look too shabby for someone who was up all night, don’tcha think? Aaaannnnnd… She will be 26 tomorrow. Which I can hardly believe. This will be the first birthday I’ve been with her since her 17th. We were having lunch at… Uhhh, I forget the name of the place. We had been leaning toward Thai but we changed our minds at the last minute when we saw fried green tomatoes on the menu at the place next door. We can get Thai anywhere but we figured we’d probably never get good green fried tomatoes in the Great White North. Callyforny maybe. But they were good and then we were too tired to do anything else so we wound our way back to the rental cabin and vegged out. Tonight? Dinner and cocktails at Olive or Twist with the bridal party.

P.S. Correction: apparently we drove over to her college on her 19th birthday, took her out to lunch, and gave her an embarrassing number of gifts. Forgot that.

2 Responses to “Loop de loop de loop de loop de loop de loop de loop de loop de loop”

  1. Tonya Says:

    Fun pictures! (How cool to be able to spend time with both daughters!) I don’t think I’d seen a picture of Liz before. Definitely see a resemblance in both of them with their mom!

  2. grandmothertrucker Says:

    so, everybody made it there safely. good to hear. I wish I was there….