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    Terryl Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default OT: On The Road

    We're on the next-to-the-last leg of our 2 week journey with The Kid.
    Left San Marcos and deadheaded west until we were too tired to drive
    another mile. Pulled off in Van Horn TX (note to self: try to make it
    another couple of exits down the road next time), which consisted of
    a Holiday Inn Express that appeared to have rooms leased to the Texas
    Highway Patrol. Makes sense as there is nothing, absolutely *nothing*
    between San Antonio and El Paso by a whole lot of empty. I was
    somewhat taken aback when I noticed complimentary ear plugs on the
    nightstand. Turns out the truck stop next door does a lively business
    24/7 <sigh>

    Too pooped to even stagger over to the truck stop for dinner - ordered
    pizza delivered to the room by the same woman who answered the
    telephone (I hate pizza, but it tastes pretty good when you're
    famished). Thank God the DH had the prescience to buy beer earlier in
    the day for the cooler!

    Headed to Benson AZ and Karchner Caverns which we'll tour tomorrow.
    Another Holiday Inn Express, but at least I know Benson well enough to
    know a couple of "home c ookin'" places for dinner and breakfast! Easy
    day drive home on Friday. There's something about traveling that makes
    me want to needlepoint "there's no place like home" on something on
    about Day 14.

    OB: The trip was not exactly a culinary delight. With only two
    exceptions, the food was mediocre (Chili's) to downright nasty (some
    cafe in Yuma on the 10). I'm actually looking forward to work on
    Monday - my boss has offered to take me to Nieuport 17 in Tustin CA,
    one of our favorite places.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    --
    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    -- Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "meatloaf" with "cox"
    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    "And what manner of jackassery must we put up with today?"

    Danae in "Non Sequitir"

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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: OT: On The Road

    On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:45:20 -0700, Terryl Pulliam Burd
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >OB: The trip was not exactly a culinary delight. With only two
    >exceptions, the food was mediocre (Chili's) to downright nasty (some
    >cafe in Yuma on the 10).


    See, you should have come up through Albuquerque. Lots of great
    places up here, including real home cooking (by moi).

    Christine

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    Chris Marksberry Guest

    Default Re: OT: On The Road


    > On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:45:20 -0700, Terryl Pulliam Burd
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>OB: The trip was not exactly a culinary delight. With only two
    >>exceptions, the food was mediocre (Chili's) to downright nasty (some
    >>cafe in Yuma on the 10).

    >
    > See, you should have come up through Albuquerque. Lots of great
    > places up here, including real home cooking (by moi).
    >
    > Christine


    I think I pretty much agree with taking the northern route instead of the
    southern route through Texas. We've done both and have stopped in
    Albuquerque when taking the northern route. I don't think there's an easy
    way to do it however. If you take the southern route you're stuck with the
    drive between San Antonio and El Paso and if you take the northern route you
    have go through the Texas panhandle.

    I've always wondered when I've been in west Texas what in the world those
    people out in the middle of nowhere do for shopping, entertainment, etc.,
    but I guess I'm far to citified to understand.

    Chris





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    koko Guest

    Default Re: OT: On The Road

    On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:45:20 -0700, Terryl Pulliam Burd
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    one snippy snippy
    >
    >OB: The trip was not exactly a culinary delight. With only two
    >exceptions, the food was mediocre (Chili's) to downright nasty (some
    >cafe in Yuma on the 10).


    two snippy snippy.

    I wish I would have known you were stopping in Yuma, (which I think is
    on the 8 not the 10) Having lived there for 15 yrs I could have
    directed you to some excellent places to eat. We still go over to eat
    at some of our favorite places.

    koko
    used to be a Yuman being on the net.
    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 7/26

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    Terryl Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: OT: On The Road

    On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 09:05:38 -0600, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:45:20 -0700, Terryl Pulliam Burd
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>OB: The trip was not exactly a culinary delight. With only two
    >>exceptions, the food was mediocre (Chili's) to downright nasty (some
    >>cafe in Yuma on the 10).

    >
    >See, you should have come up through Albuquerque. Lots of great
    >places up here, including real home cooking (by moi).


    Believe me, girl, if I had been within a country mile of Casa
    Christine, I'd have been there with bells on - and my latest batch of
    limoncello in hand, which made the trip with The Kid much more
    pleasant, esp. after she went to sleep!

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    --
    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    -- Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "meatloaf" with "cox"

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