Thursday, October 23, 2008

Trip Report

I celebrated my apparent miscalculation on gas prices this fall by taking a trip to see some people that I don't get to see very often. The massive downturn in the economy, sparked by some slimeballs in the politically driven lending business has had an upside. Lower gas consumption has led to (rocket science alert) lower gas prices.

While the road trip was largely uneventful (praise God), a couple of things did stick out. First, I stayed at the M-Star Motel, formerly known as the Royalty Inn in Searcy Arkansas. While this place is rated as only one star, I would give it at least two stars because it has so consistently delivered good quality service.

The other thing I noticed is that while it has become more important than ever to keep your tires inflated, it seems to be getting harder to find an air hose to do so. Not a good commentary on our society.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Air hoses are scarce? I remember when younger yhou could always find a clean drinking fountain, a clock, a public bathroon that wasan't disguisting, a place to sit in public and a working pay phonea nd the police were user friendly. I actually understand what the hell went wrong but I am evil if I note it. But it's always ok to blame lawyers.

Anyway, take care on trips.