"Sadly, David Niven cannot be with us tonight, but he has sent his fridge."
from Monty Python
Okay, this is LK guest blogging. During the life of 4Q, DK has occasionally suggested that I might want to, well, contribute. I never said yes, and never said no. I ignored it and it just sort of went away. Couldn't do that today: the suggestion became a command.
This morning we left Luverne, Minnesota final destination Madison, Wisconsin. An hour into what was going to be a 6.5-hour drive, DK turns to me and says: "I want to give you enough time to think about it, so I'm telling you now that I want you to do the blog tonight. There was nothing to write about yesterday, and I don't feel like doing it again."
I think: Um, gee thanks. I mean we're in the car together; it's not like I'm going to have a singular experience here. Well, unless you count the ladies loo at the rest stop.
Nonetheless I didn't say no because basically I couldn't risk it. You see, tomorrow I have a full 24 hours in Madison and I want to shop. We've been in the US - the Elysian Fields of shopping - for 17 days now, and I have not yet stepped foot in a single mall. It's worse than giving up smoking.
Tomorrow that will change. Believe me.
So here's my "contribution" to the Kennedy Blog/Travelogue.
Yesterday we drove across South Dakota: the landscape was grasslands and the speed limit was 75mph.
Today we drove across Minnesota: the landscape was row crops and the speed limit was 70mph.
Tonight we are are in Wisconsin: the landscape is mixed forests and the speed limit is 65mph.
Tomorrow: I am going shopping.
Oh, and the other thing DK told me (and the reason for today's graphic) is that today 4Q is one-year old.
Happy B-day and 4Q, Don.