Friday, March 19, 2010

There Will Be No Parking in the Rear

Friday, March 19, 2010
Travel log: Trip to Rising Sun, Indiana

Special note: No computer will be available. Any updates will be issued via Facebook and Twitter
Can you believe it - my parents don't have a computer? Thank goodness, otherwise I'd have to stop blogging.

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Sophia and I are making this drive on Friday. You can track us via the wonders of GPS and some left over vajazzling rhinestones that we've attached to Roxanne's roof. The sun is supposed to be out so that little white car should be easy to pick out as it sparkles its way up I75.

The drive should be fine, but I hope that Sophia sleeps some because if I have to listen to 20 on 20 on XM, I may stroke out. I mean, I love Lady Gaga, but after hearing Bad Romance for the sixth or seventh time, even I will need a shot of Led Zeppelin as an antidote.

Anyway, the trip should take us about seven hours, half of which we will probably spend talking about the food we'll eat when we get there (Hello, Skyline Chili!). Before we go to Rising Sun, we're going to make a little side trip to Corydon, Indiana for some Butt Drugs.



Since Sophie has never seen a real soda fountain/lunch counter before, I thought this would make a great bit of Americana to show her. Even after all these years, I can remember drinking Sprite through a paper straw at the little drugstore on Main Street.

On Saturday, I'll be getting sloppy drunk with my family. Okay, that's a lie. I'll be getting sloppy drunk and falling down and embarrassing my parents. They'll be standing around trying not to notice. Their folded arms and red faces will be a dead giveaway, though.

More lies. My parents are teetotalers of the highest order. There won't be a drop of the good stuff within a mile of the community center where this gala is being held. Well, except for the trailer park that sits about two hundred yards from the fairgrounds where all this celebratin' is taking place. Even now, I remember drinking Jack Daniels straight from a bottle at a New Year's Eve Party 1980 at that trailer park....

But enough about my distant and whiskey-soaked memories. I just wanted to tell you that I'll be back on Monday or so. Depending on what goes on at this shindig, you know how it is. Once the Rook cards come out and everyone is lit up on lime sherbet punch, you never know what kind of crazy might happen.

Have a great weekend,

Lisa

19 comments:

  1. Congrats to your parents. Make sure to give Sophie directions to the trailer park so she can pick you up after the party.

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  2. Tell me when you make it all the way to the Chi-town area.

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  3. now this is a great sounding road trip! Have a great time together and go easy on the lime sherbet punch.

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  4. A shot at Zeppelin? Really? That makes me sick again. I'm going out on the tiles and giving you no quarter.

    Watch out for axe-wielding hitchhikers.

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  5. Butt Drugs? I bet they do a bang up business in suppositories. AND, yeah, I sure would want my kid to meet those people in the Butt Drug commercial. SO much hope for humanity.

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  6. I hope your journey is safe, and even in your soberness that you are able to have fun, and enjoy family. I admit my family is better with wine, lots of wine!

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  7. Have a great trip, Lisa, but the way those folks love Butt Drugs, I don't even want to think about whatever teabuggery they might be up to. Keep yours covered. ;-)

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  8. The ONLY way I can visit my parents anymore is after slammming back a couple of shots of Patron Silver. For medicinal purposes only, of course! ;)

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  9. Guess I went a bit crazy with the "M" key. OOOPS!

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  10. Is Butt Drugs good for a cherry cola?? And they sell liquor too!!

    BTW I loves me some lime sherbet punch.

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  11. I just recently heard about Butt Drugs and we've lived in IN for over 12 years.

    Enjoy the fam and lime sherbert punch can be wicked.

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  12. Enjoy. Hope the trip is painless and Sophia sleeps soundly for hours.

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  13. Enjoy the stopover at Butt Drugs! I love that commercial.

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  14. Ahhh nothin' goes better together than prescription drugs-n-likka.

    One stop shopping!

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  15. A Golden Wedding Anniversary as celebrated by a Golden family! What a delicious event :-)

    Best wishes to your parents and may you travel safely.

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  16. Need an antidote of Led Zeppelin to wash that garbage right out of your ear? Damn straight! Enjoy your trip :)

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  17. I need your help. When you get back will you email me or call?

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