Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Culture notes from the road

Suddenly, I am an expert on Christmas culture in Pueblo, Colorado. (Link may expire.)

I think that the writer found this questionnaire on my web site. It was given to me by a student a few years ago (some of the questions are now outdated), and so she just assumed that I was a Pueblo native. Actually, Southern Colorado yes, Pueblo no.

M. and I are on the road, having left home Monday afternoon. After an early supper in Salida, we scooted over Monarch Pass, Blue Mesa, and Cerro Summit in light snow and patchy fog in order to put the Continental Divide behind us before the big storm hit.

Then came Utah, where we spent a night in coffee-less Mormon Tremonton, where a video store on Main Street proudly proclaimed, "We have edited movies."

What a relief to make it to Oregon, where I write from a comfortable motel in Pendleton, back in the land of good coffee and wi-fi. Tomorrow, freezing rain and Snoqualmie Pass. M. seems to think that long winter car trips are risky.


Blogger ColoradoCelt said...

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