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Friday, November 12, 2010 - Hazlet State Park, Carlyle IL

Virginia Creeper, Red Rock, East Chatham NY, August 23, 2010
Virginia Creeper, Red Rock, East Chatham NY, August 23, 2010

Distractions

My plan was to hit the road early this morning and beat feet for the Mississippi. But it didn't work out that way. It seems I got distracted by the iPad display at the Frankfort KY Walmart I stayed at last night and decided to buy one before I left {insert grin here}.

Nope - the 16GB WiFi model I wanted was not in stock. Ah, well. A quick check of the Walmart website showed some in stock at a Louisville store on the way to St Louis.

So I stopped by. Nope. Won't be in until next week. It seems Walmart's website includes merchandise on it's way - not just what is on hand. Go figure. Ah, well.

But wait. Maybe there is an Apple store in Louisville. Yup.

Night camp

Site 141 - Hazlet State Park, Carlyle IL

Visual Thinkers

When I talk to other people I translate my pictures into stock phrases or sentences I have "on tape" inside my head. Those kids who called me Tape Recorder were right about me. They were mean, but they were right. I am a tape recorder. That's how I'm able to talk. The reason I don't sound like a tape recorder anymore is that I have so many stock phrases and sentences I can move around into new combinations. All my public speaking has been a huge help. When I got criticisms saying I always give the same speech, I started moving my slides around. That moved my phrases around too.

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