Happy New Year!
We spent the day on the road, driving from Effingham, IL, to Tulsa, OK, nearing the end of our annual road trip.
I started the day well. I got up early and fueled up the car. I wanted to go out in the -9 F degree weather, just because I could. It was miserable. My car lurched sluggishly to the gas station. I fueled up and went inside. I decided to get a nice steak and cheese sandwich for breakfast from the gas station cafe. As soon as I did, I was given a coupon for a free sausage, egg and cheese biscuit, one for a donut, and one for a chicken sandwich. It was apparently a big promotion for their new cafe, so I got all of these, saving the chicken sandwich for later.
We began our drive, stopping in St. Elmo, IL, at a Native American trade shop. I picked up a few late Christmas presents before continuing west.
Along the way, I made some contacts with amateur radio, on 20 meters, playing the new “Grid Chase” game. I activated a few grids, and will post more about this on my amateur radio blog.
In the evening, we had Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q, effectively destroying any hope I had of eating fewer calories than I burned on the first day of 2018.
We also stopped (in 1 F weather) to change a headlight on the Crown Vic. It was cold and miserable and took quite a while to pry the frozen clips up to release the headlight.
We called it a night in Tulsa, OK, and spent the night in the Clarion Inn.
Thank you for reading my post.