March 28, 2005
Get Your Kicks
So I have this friend, Eric. He's a good friend and he's always trying to help me out in new and exciting ways. Knowing about my 101 in 1001 list, Eric sent me a link that featured a place called the 66 Diner in Albuquerque, pictured below:
Looks fancy, doesn't it? I MUST GO.
This place, and the drive through New Mexico, could actually knock several items off the list, including:
48) Stay awake for 48 consecutive hours
55) Learn to drive stick
64) Drive on Route 66, in a convertible, with at least one friend
65) And then stop for dinner at a roadside diner
66) Visit a desert
90) Pick wildflowers
Of course, accomplishing #55 requires Eric to teach me to drive stick, but I'm not sure he's quite up to that challenge.
Posted by Highwaygirl on March 28, 2005 11:02 AM
to the category 101 in 1001
You DO NOT want to stay awake for 48 consecutive hours, while taking that trip...regardless of your division of the driving. That is not healthy for you. Try the 48 hours deal over the course of a weekend or something of that sort.
Sleep-driving is the only way to travel. That dinner looks awsome. The block glass window and the neon, you can't go wrong there.
You know, there was this argument on TWoP (well, an "argument" by TWoP standards, meaning one that does not allow any dissenting opinions from a mod) about the words "drive stick." MsKick and I had this conversation about it, and until then I had never heard it put that way. I have always heard it and said "drive A stick." Which I can do. I'll teach you, Julie!
I know how to shift gears with my left hand. Handy if I'm ever driving in England, I suppose. Although, I don't actually know what to do with the whole clutch business.
I was going to blame Ben for breaking my site, but I think it was the fancy new stat-o-meter I was using. Ben lives to post another day.
I've got plenty of...stick experience. I'm definitely up to the challenge!
Route 66 here we come!
Heewig, if you take 66 all the way to LA, then I'll take you to cross #39 off your list, too. In fact, we could get sushi/Japanese near the beach & cross edamame off the list, too. C'mon, you know you wanna...