Thursday, July 12, 2007
A friend of mine from Utah is coming tomorrow morning, and so I'll be taking her to see things that she thinks she will enjoy.
We're going to Philly to tour the usual stuff since she hasn't seen any of that. She also wants to see the King Tut exhibit, and so do I. She's more than a *touch unusual, and will not let me make a reservation for the Tut exhibit. That Bindy. You might say that she IS *touched. 'Course I would never say that. Her idea is that we will just go and get whatever time we can. Generally you have a reservation for a particular time.
This is a small issue and I won't fight it. If we can't get into the exhibit, oh, well.... I can go back another time.
She wants to see the Amish Country, and nothing could be easier. Unless of course you're with Bindy. It would be SO logical to go to the Lancaster area, see the Amish (nothing touristy for her however, read: NO SHOPPING.) and then drive to Philly and spend the night. But she's into sleeping in the cheapest way you can. Read: IN HER VAN.
I don't sleep in vans. Or on the ground. Or in sleazebag hotels. I am happy, happy, happy to pay for the hotel, but she's not into letting me spend money either.
So, we'll see the Amish, come back home, and then go the next day to Philadelphia. I will drive my car with the excuse that I know the way, and I have a hybrid and she has a van which obviously uses more gas. Since she sleeps in it, and she drove cross country using it as a tent, it does save her money.
Another reason for my driving instead of her driving is that she will not use a toll road. Not ever. Never. No how, no way. It's the principle and the money. I'm shaking my head as I type that. I'm sure she wastes more gas money avoiding toll roads than she saves. She's very stubborn.
She's a good person, and she means well, and she has come across country to see me again. So I'll do the best I can to amuse her. And yes, I will even spend three hours on this coming Sunday in a Mormon church with her.
Pray for me.