In the summer of 2003, Charlotte and I decided to take a trip across the country by rental car (why a rental? Don't ask--it's complicated, dull, and annoying.), stopping at various friends along the way, seeing the sights, and culminating in our annual visit to the Burningman festival in Nevada. This is the diary we kept along the way.
|25-26||Hot Springs AR|
|?||Oklahoma City OK|
|31||Mesa Verde CO|
|?||Grand Canyon AZ|
|11-13||Los Angeles CA|
|16-24||San Francisco CA|
|24-Sept 1||Black Rock City NV|
|2||Salt Lake City UT|
Lots of good, lots of bad. T-Mobile customers wewe the only cell users at Sirius who weren't covered. Once we made it out to I-90, though, coverage went right back up. Mail was waiting for us on the server. One odd thing is that the voicemail alert didn't come up until the next day, despite having a message from Saturday.
Leaving Cleveland, we got kind of turned around. As we finally made it back to the highway, we realized it had never occurred to us to check Mapquest when we were arguing about what direction we were headed in. It's hard to remember how many options this thing opens up. After we'd gotten fully underway, we mailed Ken (mentioned previously in these annals) with some followup questions on stuff he'd said at the festival and got a reply within an hour.
Coming into Cincinatti, Lotte called Vasso, and asked her to e-mail us directions. With printed directions, we made it to her street hitchlessly.
At Vasso's place, I talked to my mother and brother with the phone function for an hour or so. More on that in a later entry perhaps.
This morning, Lotte got up early and found that I'd forgotten to plug it in overnight. After fishing the power cord out of the car, she settled down to compose an e-mail to a friend from her Yahoo account.
45 minutes later, she finished the message and clicked "send." Turned out her session had expired. She hit "back" and found the entry forms empty. this resulted in a very frustrated Lotte and me taking dictation for the first hour or so of driving today. Conclusions:
As for its suitability as a diaristic tool, that I can leave to your own good judgement, dear reader.