I haven’t been getting out much, you know. It’s been a combination of boring personal circumstances and very-busyness with the dawn till dusk conferences calls and Webexes. But tomorrow I’m driving 90 miles to my old corporate office building in King of Prussia.
Which means convenience store coffee to go.
Gawd, I missed that stuff. I only drink coffee once a day in the morning so it has to be exactly right. Not one cup per day, “once per day” – translated as continuous refills of a 12 oz. mug. 4 or 5 times. Mornings are long here in NJ. Anyway, tomorrow. The exactly rightness will be hot and fresh and wearing a little cardboard sleeve so I don’t burn my hand.
- First stop: drive .5 miles to the nearest 7-11 for 20 oz. of boiling hot regular coffee with milk.
- Second stop: drive 20 miles to a certain Dunkin’ Donuts for another 20 oz. of boiling hot regular coffee with milk.
- Third stop: drive 35 miles to the PA Turnpike rest stop across from the Philadelphia Race Track.
7-11 is by far the best but I’d take a WAWA in a pinch. the BUNNs never rest.
The PA Turnpike rest stops are very charming. The originals were built in the 30s and 40s using the local field stone construction typical for that area and very evocative of Bucks County, the Main Line and extreme hoity toityism.
As new buildings were added along the pike, they retained that same distinctive look. On the outside. The inside is your typical rest stop McDonald’s and Burger Kings permeated with the aroma of pine oil floor cleaner. Maybe a Cinnabon. Sometimes there are gift shops that have Philadelphia-style pretzels and Tastycakes.
Anyway. Great excitement. I’m leaving the house tomorrow. I hope I can find suitable shoes.