This is What It Sounds Like When Doves Cry

All of me hurts. I am not built for extended road-tripping (at least not any more.) Also, how is it that the whole of northern Louisiana has a strange, slightly unpleasant odor?

I’m in Minden, LA in a Holiday Inn. I drove about 9 hours today, saw a town called Chunky, crossed the motherhuge Mississippi River by car for the first time, listened to a lot of jazz, spent much time on the phone, and I’m getting about 7.2 miles per gallon. 4 fill-ups and counting. Ouch.

Tommorrow, I mess with Texas.