Friday, May 04, 2007


Subtitle: Stuff that goes in the storage sections in my door of the truck when we travel.
  1. Travel atlas
  2. Computer-printed directions to planned campgrounds en route
  3. "Next Exit" -- a book that literally describes amenities and facilities at every exit on every interstate highway in the U.S.
  4. Cloud identification/interpretation book (I like it, and it comes in handy)
  5. Reading glasses
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Pen and writing tablet
  8. Scissors
  9. Pocket pack Kleenex
  10. Wet wipes singles
  11. Paper napkins
  12. Drinking straws
  13. Plastic bags (for trash, and dog poop pick-up at rest stops)
  14. Hairbrush, ponytail holders
  15. Lip gloss
  16. Hand lotion
  17. Nail clipper and emery board
  18. Band-aids
  19. Dog snacks
  20. Personal-size battery-powered fan
  21. Camera
  22. Water bottle

The "dog snacks" -- Tootsie Pops. Yeah, I know, sugar, chocolate, gonna rot my dog's teeth and poison her. She only gets one towards the end of a long trip, when, right around the 4-hour mark, she starts looking longingly out the windshield from the back seat, and lays her chin on Steve's shoulder, clearly asking, "Are we there yet????" She lies on the back seat, holds the stick between her paws and licks the pop. It takes about 10 licks to get to the center.... because after that many licks, she can't stand it anymore and --- CRUNCH!!!

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