09/20/2004: I'm green with envy....
Local TV-news-maven Peggy Phillip is off on vacation, and claims to be visiting Devil's Tower, The Badlands National Park, and the Black Hills National Forest. IIRC, Peggy's a native of South Dakota, and I have a suspicion she'll be visiting family and friends too.
But I'm jealous because I'm way overdue to be doing a Western states swing myself (probably because I'm waiting to fall in love yet again, and take my newly found ladylove with me; I should probably just give up, realize that I'm going to die a lonely, bitter old bachelor, and say "fuck it" and go by myself), though my likely itinerary would be Washita Battlefield (which has apparently only recently become a National Historic Site), The U.S. Cavalry Museum (been a while since I've been there last), Omaha, Nebraska if that's not too far a diversion (basically, my favorite Indian restaurant in the world is in Omaha, and it's been WAY too long since I've had their lamb vindaloo, not to mention a craftbrewed-on-the-premises India Pale Ale which is to die for), Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and if I can squeeze them in, a few other sites such as the Rosebud Battlefield State Park (that'd be a first time; I'm wondering how I missed it earlier), Fort Phil Kearney and related sites, including the Fetterman battle site and the Wagon Box battle site, and maybe the Black Hills again.
Yes, I am an Indian Wars buff. How'd you guess?
Anyway, I'm probably too much of a romantic for my own good, so even though I should just give up, I'll throw the offer out there anyway and see if there are any takers (fat chance!). Any single women, 18-55 out there (though realistically 35-55, given past experience I've had with younger women, is probably better) who think such a trip would be fun, and who would be interested in a long term (i.e., minimum 6 month, preferably multi-year) committed, monogamous (though not necessarily with an object of matrimony) relationship with a middle-aged (47 last July) geek with wide variety of interests? Well, my email address is over there on the sidebar to the left. You know what to do.
Len on 09.20.04 @ 09:00 AM CST