Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Listening to Records in the Car

As we drove from Chicago to California we occasionally stopped at thrift stores and flea markets to search for records for my Panasonic record player.

Two favorites were Loretta Lynne, Hymns, (Everybody Wants to go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die) and Parakeet Training Record (Hello. Hello Ba-by. Hello Baby. Good Morning. Good Morning. Good Morning. Wanna eat?)

More Mcleod

Here is the other side of Mcleod Montana.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thank you Emily from Las Vegas


This is a photoshop panorama of Mcleod, Montana, former home of Luke Batten. The entire town is pictured. Well, the entire north side.

We are staying in this little cabin on the banks of the West Boulder river. This cabin has even more charm than the KOA under the freeway in Sheridan, Wyoming where we stayed last night. And it only costs a couple dollars more.

"Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die," Loretta Lynn.

This horse ran to that hill and looked at us meaningfully. I said, "Shadowfax!" but the horse said nothing. It did however scrape its right front hoof on the ground and swish its tail. We, Kate, the robin on the rock and I looked on in silence. There were also white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope and sandhill cranes in the vicinity. One of the antelope had three shaggy babies; a lot for an antelope. Maybe she was babysitting.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Our Host's Dogs

These are the dogs of our generous hosts as Luke and I made our way from California to Chicago.

Gloria's (Luke's mom) dogs, Yin and Yang.

Katherine and Richard's dog Kiku

Joy's dog Pixel

Cassandra and John's dog Roxy

Colorado Kids

I am in a cafe in Aspen trying not to listen to two teenagers: Guy: "You wanna spend the night at my apartment?" Gal: "I can't." Guy: "But you would... I have a steam shower." Gal: Laughing.
Guy: : "I have the dopest songs."
Guy: "Do you think Carlie has any gross diseases?"

If I could type faster this would be funnier and disturbinger.