Thursday, August 23, 2007

Praying to the Internet Gods


Rudy is really, really glad to be out of the truck today. Yesterday was his longest ride yet with 6 hours spent rolling down the highway. We really peeled off some miles to make our way to Seneca Lake. It sucked. We have become spoiled with only traveling short distances every two or three weeks to a new campsite.

It feels like we have landed on a different planet here. The last 160 miles or so yesterday was interstate driving which always leaves me feeling completely disconnected. You get absolutely no sense of the area you are traveling through while on an interstate. So we left New England behind when we drove off route 9 in Vermont and we entered into what now feels a little bit like living inside of a weird snowglobe full of funny tent camping people. When you shake up the globe it rains, the wind blows really hard and a whole lot of black labs cut loose and run around barking in a sea of campfire smoke on a huge field of nearly dead grass. This is where we are now.... In limbo between New England and the Midwest. This park is really far removed from anything or place that you may know or care about and since it is on an old military base it has a strange vibe to it. It's a big blank spot on the map dotted with campers. Am I making it sound awful? It's not.... I don't mean to make it sound like it bites. It's just highly different from where we have been for the past few months.

I am not too sure what we are going to "DO" while we are here. I want to drive to Ithaca, NY to go to the Moosewood Restaurant. I think it's about 30 miles from here and would be a worth while trip. Other than that I am not sure. The lake is WAY too big to take the kayak out. It would be ridiculous to even attempt it. My internet time will be short and sweet. I may not post more than once or twice while we are here. Sometimes you have to post really unflattering, bizarre looking photos of yourself to get a point across and this would be one of those moments. I did not know Billy was snapping pictures of me while I was out praying to the Gods at Verizon Wireless to reach out and touch me with a connection to the net... but he was. Don't linger too long on my outfit or you may go blind with confusion. This is what is required of me to get online at all in this location...



Point made? There must be therapy groups out there organized to help people like me. Clearly I have a problem that needs to be addressed. Or it may be more accurate to say I have several problems that all need to be addressed or redressed or something. Anyway... now you have a visual to keep in mind (sorry) while reading any future posts I write while at Lake Seneca.

6 comments:

Momo said...

I don't really know where to begin regarding your whole "outfit" here. After the many years and dollars spent this is what it has come to.........oh my. Yet there is some sort of very surreal harmony to all of it. I see that you are also making the lovely "squinty face". I am very glad that you are on your way home ............time for some fashion 101 and a little shopping.......I hope we're not too late to get this situation back on track. A Mothers work is never done.

Michelle said...

I'm glad momo is planning to take action!

Kenzie said...

I don't know, I wish I dressed as free-spirited like you. I am just so blah!

What kind of camera do you guys use?

Bethany said...

Well... apparently it takes me posting "fashion don't" style photos of myself to really get everyone to snap to attention. Maybe I should start posting more pictures of myself and my daily clothing choices. It could turn out to be more entertaining than what I usually write about.

I can't and won't give any explanation for my look in that photo. I just can't.... and I won't. It just happened like that. At least everything I have on is green. It's not total chaos.

Kenzie... I love you for giving me an off handed thumbs up. I will think of you the next time I realize I am dressed like an emo Stevie Nicks and know at last one person out there is cool with it. Our camera is a simple little Canon Elph point and shoot. I prefer it over our big ass expensive Nikon. It's a ten mega pixel so you can really crop in on stuff if you need or want to. It's my fave camera I have ever had.

Kenzie said...

I just got a Canon Elph Powershot SD800... until I can save enough pennies to buy a Canon Rebel xti. Hopefully I can learn to use this little point and shoot Canon as well as you. You pictures are good.

Bethany said...

Kenzie... ours is the SD900. You may find that it is all the camera you need. Really fiddle around with the manual settings and you will be surprised what cool effects you can achieve. They are great little cameras.