…they smell like HULK SMASH!
The Road To DogCon 3: This Year’s Route
As we all know, the imaginary con takes place in the fictional town of Wilted Springs, Texas. Normally, we would drive either south (thru California or Nevada to Arizona), then turn east…or go east (thru Nevada, Utah and Colorado, then turn south (well, southeast, actually). This year, Grace & I went all funny in the head and decided to drive north (up I-5 to Washington), then turn east and southeast (until we reach St. Louis), and THEN head on down to Texas. Why? In three words: Boredom and Joneses. The boredom part comes from having driven all or part of the other routes several times on our way to various cons. This time, we want to try something different, even if it is imaginary.
The second part has to do with meeting up with our friends Spike, Mary & Miranda Jones and driving in a small convoy to DogCon together. Everyone agreed that this would be fun. Just as a note here, the Jones family is not imaginary, despite their best efforts.
So, our Official 2010 DogCon 3 route will include these states…
California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona & California again. Grace has found some interesting tourist attractions for us to stop at, including such marvels as The Rock Shaped Like A Dinosaur Head, The World’s Largest Litter Box (our imaginary cat, Flash is all for that one), The Museum Of Ordinary Folks and The Wino Hall Of Fame. It should make for a great trip.
Of course, to cover all that distance we’ll have to start a bit earlier than in previous years. We’ll be heading out in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, July 21st (pretty much 2 weeks from now) and arriving in Wilted Springs 2 weeks after that. And I’ll be blogging every day of the trip.