F 1 D 0 - 2004 05 25 at 2315 Milesburg Pennsylvania. Wow, look at this. Three entries in one day. What can I tell you about this place? It's a truck stop town. The Holiday Inn is very nice. The air conditioning works well, and rather quietly. The place has a pool, an exercise room, a lounge (uh, a bar, where some angry men just kept swearing a lot, and some women in the other corner stayed as far from them as possible). There is a town nearby called State College, and we can call locally. That is why I'm able to write to you today. The food in this place: Buckhorn, connected to the generic motel and a TA truck stop. Generic truck stop, connected to texaco gasoline, and CAT caterpillar construction vehicle repair. Subway sandwich shop. And our own inhouse cafe. Surprise. This place goes to sleep at 10pm. Well, not all of it. The two truck stops are open 24 hours, but they didn't exhude friendliness toward us. We had lunch in Youngstown Ohio, and it was Jeff's first time at a Bob Evans. I'm not sure when I was at one last. Our cheeseburgers and fries were adequate, and we discovered macaroni and cheese on their menu, so we had to order it. Surprise! It was Kraft Dinner. We didn't just notice the taste was the same, but we asked the server guy, and it *was* the same. I'll bet most of the goodies were Kraft Products. I know Applebee's is a General Foods company. KFC and Taco Bell are Pepsi companies. We could have used something dinner ish, but didn't get involved in it promptly. Oh well. I may go into the car and forage for snack food. There is always something to eat when I'm involved. I think I may have packed a few small cans of fish. I went looking for fungicide this morning. Found it at Wal-Mart. I wanted spray liquid, but it seems to not be around, except as spray powder. While that product works, I don't like gluing the powder to my clothes. I got a couple of inexpensive tubes of clotrimazole ointment and felt good about it. Rain hit us, finally. Not for very long, but during that time, visibility was low-to-none. Ten minutes? It is hard to measure time when you are experiencing purgatory. We also had to cope with roadwork, and this slowed us down for about an hour I would guess. So here we are in Milesburg PA. I liked Ohio a lot. Grassy places, friendly one-floor homes, and friendly accessible people were everywhere. Gawd! I wanted to shop at Mehndohllsohns Surplus. Maybe on the way back. But on entering Pennsylvania, you notice a smell of green trees right away. They're everywhere, and it isn't your imagination. The exits are 15 minutes apart at highway speeds. You occasionally see a street under the highway, but usually just a river or a stream. If you want to see nature, not urban life, travel Interstate 80 between New Jersey and Ohio: Penn State. I'm tired and alert. What a condition to be in. I called my folks this morning. We've taken the voice over IP phone with us, and it works as well as the internet we're connected to. So if we have flaky internet, we have a spotty phone call. Jeff described it as someone apparently crying during your conversation. My mother kept asking me to repeat what I was saying when she didn't already understand. Ok, this is all for now ; more soon.