austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

Don't you know, don't you know

We thought check-out for the hotel was noon. It was 11:00. Fortunately we've taken to moving stuff out to the car early, or at least earlier than we had been doing. My keycard died at 11:00 on the dot, or near enough; bunny_hugger was able to let me in, though, and we're pretty sure that we didn't forget anything in the hotel room.

For lunch, we tried following my satellite navigator's directions to a nearby Jersey Mike's. It turned out the Jersey Mike's had closed between when I last updated my maps and early May 2015. We tried to make our way back to the Bob Evans that's near the hotel, and between construction and my partially following the satellite navigator's directions --- and not realizing the thing was guiding us home rather than to the Bob Evans --- I missed it. We ate at the Waffle House instead.

We did make our traditional stop at Coon's Candy about an hour north of Columbus. I didn't go as far overboard in buying candy this year as usual, but did buy a T-shirt that'll go nicely at Procyonids SIGs in the future. It shows a raccoon baker holding a tray of candy. We also stopped off at the rest area on the Interstate and dug up a little more of that flower that was so appealing and that isn't taking over our backyard at all. bunny_hugger did have to use a coffee cup and improvised shovel, but that seems to have been all right overall.

We took a detour on the path from Ann Arbor to bunny_hugger's parents. This took us through a slightly more scenic route, one that she used to drive fairly frequently, and which brings me a bit closer to the mysteries of her high school life. Also it took us past a building which used to be an Interurban Trolley facility of some kind. She had thought it was a station, but her father said it was just a power substation. We couldn't get a clear enough view to see what it is now. We were by it too fast.

Still, we got to bunny_hugger's parents home in time for dinner, and were able to pick up our pet rabbit and get back home safely.

Trivia: A code describing the rights of inhabitants of the French city of Béarne to the use of the saltworks was first written in the Béarnaise language on the 11th of November, 1587. The code was already centuries old then. Source: Salt: A World History, Mark Kurlansky.

Currently Reading: The Avengers of Carrig, John Brunner.

PS: A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: error, finally a mathematics term people feel familiar with. I explain it all different.

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