If It's Tuesday It Must Be Olympia
Trip Start Jun 18, 2005
52Trip End Jan 01, 2006
I've made slight headway -- Jeffrey and Matthew to Olympia, and Matthew to Helena, Bismarck and Pierre. (Pierre is the only one-syllabled state capital, by the way, "Peer" being the correct pronunciation.)You might think a child would be bored with capital-visiting, but not so. They are awed and impressed, and oftentimes know more of a state's history than I do.
Today it's Andrew's turn
"We'll come back when it re-opens," I'd promised back then, so here we were, getting ready to go. We'd had a good night's sleep, after ice cream and talking late, and we gathered things we thought we'd need for our 70-mile trip. Books to read in the back seat. The GPS for watching our "center-of-the-universe" arrow as we moved along. Cameras of course.
The sun was already high in the sky by the time I entered the freeway and headed south. "We're going 63 m p h," Andrew reported from the back seat. "We have five satellites and Puget Sound is to our right."
"Roger Mr Navigator," I replied. "I'm depending on you to keep us on track."