1. Talk about familiar roads. I took the wheel of that Nissan Altima I rented and drove to Ritzville and around the Tri-Cities on to the Umatilla Subway for a half a tuna and along the Columbia River to Biggs and suburban Portland and on down I-5 to Eugene. Nine and a half hours.
2. I didn't go straight home. I went straight to Cornucopia and the Deke was almost finished with a glass of wine and I waited for her and we went right to Billy Mac's and I enjoyed the Burger and Brew special with a couple of Heffs. A great way to end my drive.
3. I didn't stay up long. I was ready to catch some Zs. It felt good to crawl into bed, tune into NPR Now, and listen to Diane Rehm and three professors discuss Eliot's "Four Quartets". A pleasant surprise.