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... back home, in dense traffic (apparently Austin is known for it, but ACL didn't help). The vibes in the traffic were made slightly better by the scenery: Austin's Greenbelt really makes highway driving feel much less suffocating. I commend the city planners. Evidently something over 50% of Austin's population is employed by parks and rec in some form (according to our friend Troy, an Austin Parks and Rec employee).
... They named their business Cross & Dimmitt. They sold their postcards from the running boards of their Model T at Crown Point as the Columbia River Highway was under construction. A set of 20 cards cost $1.00.They later built a stand at Crown Point. When Dimmitt died in 1963 at age 82, he had managed Vista house for 40 years.
... suffering a major flooding of their campground 2 weeks prior. The narrow river that runs through the park had risen 48 feet!! It damaged their visitor center, picnicking sites and took a whole lot of trees down with it. The ranger said that it was the worst flooding the park had ever experienced.
Check this video of the park flooding: http://youtu.be/Q3ZNtlBYP3o
The night before a trip, I'm generally so pumped that I can't sleep. Slept well last night, though - for about four hours and now I'm ready. ;Just have to wash the sheets on the bed, pack the kindles, and we're gone. Everything else is done. Basil plants were harvested this week and have been sent tot he Basil Whisperer for the duration (I don't know what Tommie does to them, but ...
... got in the car, while Mom, Dad, and I collapsed the tent. All the while the rain fly was billowing behind Mom, and the thought I kept forming was " Superhero ". Finally Mom and Dad took the tent into the ladies bathroom, disassembled it, and drove for two hours to an AmericInn in Chamberlain, South Dakota.
The next day we drove to Wichita, Kansas. I'll be honest, not much to say about that except that we did it. But Wichita was pretty cool. We ate ...