August 8th, 2010

Ctrl+Alt+Del - Scott & Ted

Las Vegas and Beyond

I've been able to find new arrangements for my stay in Las Vegas. I have the best friends I could ever ask for, and I consider myself very lucky for it. :-)

I've done a little more planning for the motorcycle trip after Vegas. If I were to take my motorcycle from Las Vegas to Atlanta, it would take approximately 8 days (less if I cut out a couple of stops). Some days would be fairly easy and short (4 hours) between planned stops, while a couple would be fairly long (8 to 9 hours).

My motorcycle holds 4.8 gallons (estimate 4.3 gallons per refueling) and gets approximately 40 miles to the gallon (36 in the city, 42 on the highway). With the trip being around 2900 miles I'll have to refuel ~17 times but the cost in gas will be less than 200$.

This will take some more thinking and thought, but I think it'll be doable. I just have quite a few contacts and possibly CouchSurfing requests to make between now and then. More on all that later.
Ctrl+Alt+Del - Scott & Ted

Food, Munchkin, Swimming; sleep

Today we grilled some food, played some Munchkin, and swam a bit.

At first I was thinking just hot dogs would suffice, but then I started thinking about grilling some corn so I looked up a recipe for Grilled Corn. I thought about doing Grilled Corn on the Cob with Dill Butter but didn't remember to get fresh Dill from the store, but that's okay since we don't have a food processor anyway. Meanwhile my sister went with both hot dogs and hamburgers, and my brother brought some potato salad. Overall it went off fairly well.

I think I did a poor job of explaining how to play Munchkin. They're concepts my family normally don't play with, but still. I think my brother finally caught on, and my sister seemed to be to as well. We're going to play some more tomorrow so I'll find out then.