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Day 1 and 2 of our zany road trip

So it's day two of the trip, and so far, it's going pretty well.

On Saturday, we drove through Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our saving grace? The Starbucks on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Our downfall? Not being able to pay for Turnpike tolls with an ATM card. I actually had to put the car in park, and fish around for a checkbook. Crazy, I know.

The Log Cabin place looked better at night than during the day. Here is the cheese-o-riffic room, complete with Lion fleece throw (the hotel also has an exotic petting zoo? I think this is teir way of ensuring that they've got two revenue streams?)

I was so glad we splurged to get the whirlpool. I parked my neck at one of the jets and watched cheesy television from the tub. It really helped.

Today was Fallingwater. We paid extra for the tour, and though the guide was an 18 year old docent-in-training ("like, Mr. Wright decided to use cantilevers, which, like, if you think about it, are kinda like diving boards?") it was great to see the interiors. The site is beautiful, and the way the house's planes jut out over the water was lovely.

After Fallingwater, we drove through the rest of Pennsylvania, then hit West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

The highlight of this leg was dinner in Louisville. We ate at Lynn's Paradise Cafe where I had a Kentucky specialty" The Hot Brown sandwich.

It's sliced turkey, bacon, tomato, cheese sauce and melted cheddar on a slice of white bread. This is a slightly fancier version than the usual, but it was damn good.

For dessert, I could not resist a slice of Derby Pie with ice cream. Sort of like pecan pie only with chocolate chips and walnuts, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. The waitress was adorable and recommended a vanilla shake with Kentucky bourbon (TA had asked her earlier if liquor stores were still open, and where we should go) but we declined because we couldn't (or at least I) handle more liquids. But she went ahead and brought us one anyway. Can you believe that? It was delicious and by the the last bite and sip, I was ready for a defibrillator.

Kentucky rules!

10:58 p.m. - 2006-06-11



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