||[Mar. 25th, 2007|01:38 am]
Greetings friends! This particular segment is coming to you from behind Noccalula Falls at 1530 CST. Yes, I am typing it on my laptop. No, I don't have a super-thin, super-light laptop and yes it was a pain in the ass climbing down here with the additional weight on my back and it was quite more then just the notebook because I had crammed the attaché full of power cables, headphones and the like. I spent many hours working on LJ last night and I think I paid for a service that I might not have needed. Either way, now both of my blogs are ad free. As a little hint to my adoring public, you could renew my subscriptions when they run out as a token of your appreciation for all I do here.
I should also note that I am feeling a bit dehydrated but have no fear friends, today is not the day that mine enemies will rejoice in the streets upon news of my demise; like Gloria Gaynor, I will survive.
I wonder which one of you can guess what my first thought was when I got in a position to see behind the falls. I wonder if you can further guess who I immediately called. Unlike last time, I did not bring a notebook or clipboard. I thought about it and concluded that I probably wouldn't want to carry it and would instead opt for the laptop.
I'm not looking forward to my climb back up but I must say, this is the neatest, coolest office I think I could ever have. The gentle breeze bounces off the rocks behind me (the area behind the falls is something of an open-sided cave) and is cooled by the water so I have natural air-conditioning. For a chair, I have the rocks that were carved out long before I was a twinkle in somebody's eye, my lap is my desk. The only think I don't like about the "chair" (besides the fact that it is rather hard and has no back) is that I think it is making the seat of my pants dirty and I did not bring a change of pants.
Of interesting note, the Legend of Noccalula Falls is rather reminicent of the Lover's Leap legend. For those of you who don't know, I drove out here (the Falls) two weekends ago for the first time in my life. I had just missed by mere moments entering the park, so I could only see the top view of the Falls. I still think I should write a script that would call for this location. If any of my gentle readers are ever in the Tennessee Valley area and have some time to kill and nice weather, I highly recommend getting to the park. Entrance is $6 per person and if I remember correctly, kids 4-12 are $4 whereas the tots are free.
There is no wi-fi here, and because I have other places to be this text will have been cleaned up before anyone in the public ever sees it. It's time to hit the trails. I'll send that email tonight once I'm safely ensconced in my hotel room in Chattanooga. I'm not planing on making any stops between here and there, but I am in need of drink, still have a drive ahead of me and might want my first meal of the day before I get to the hotel.
Until then, my gentle readers…
I arrived at my hotel and secured my room. I wanted to take a swim, but there was nowhere convenient to purchase swimwear ergo that activity was forgone. I did walk the four blocks to Porter's Steakhouse, enjoyed a nice ribeye and an equally delightful Riesling. I'm debating on going to the aquarium and instead just going to Point Park. After all, the whole point of this trip was to write and I didn’t get any of that done today, but then again I was jumpstarted today by the equivalent of a telemarketer so…