June 17, 2006
I got started fairly late out of the motel room today, and continued on my way back south toward Louisville Kentucky. I stopped in Medora, where the local church was having an outdoor fish fry event. There were a lot of local kids hanging out there for the afternoon, and the place had a fun, small town atmosphere. The guy who was running the cookout slipped me a little extra fish and said, “Now you can’t say the people from Southern Indiana ain’t nice!”
Some of the kids had guitars. As I rode away I heard the opening chords to the 80s song “Every Rose has its Thorn,” so that was stuck in my head for a little while.
Later I stopped at the McDonalds in Salem and had my typical two double cheeseburgers, and two apple pie on top of that. Then I read the nutritional information and realized that I just ingested 12 grams of trans fat. Yum.
I think I learned why the Mickey D’s gives me an energy boost (Besides the bottomless Coca-Cola tap). One double cheeseburger packs 26 grams of protein(If I remember correctly), and I usually have at least two of them. So what if they burn the rain forests in Brazil for grazing land, feed the cows ground up garbage, shredded newspaper, and anything else they’re dumb enough to eat (Which is a lot). It’s one dollar! 🙂
This afternoon in Borden Indiana I spied a few signs pointing to a Southern Gospel concert in the park, so I went to check it out. Gospel isn’t exactly my thing, but live outdoor music always has that certain charm. There were four singers – all with great voices and harmony. The only problem was that it was really hot out, so everyone was away from the stage hiding under the pavilions.
Tonight I found a good cheap motel here in Indiana, just north of Louisville. I know I’ve been staying in motels a lot lately, but I’m taking a little vacation from vacation these last few days, if that makes any sense. There are thunderstorms coming through right now anyway.
Tomorrow is Father’s Day and I’m taking the day off. I’m close to the highway and there’s a corporate district here with every chain store/restaurant imaginable, including an Outback Steakhouse right next door, where I worked for three years in my hometown. I was considering looking into working at this one, or someplace else tomorrow for a little extra cash. All the restaurants are sure to need the extra hands for the holiday, but I decided against it. Life is good.