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Travel Notes

I did not important any beef jerky into the UK today. A customs official stopped me to enquire.

Driving north from Kansas City last night, with the rising low and barely past full, I have never seen it so luridly red.

I have learned a new word: "speed table". It's a synonym for a sleeping policeman.

Crossword puzzles are a good way to pass the time on a cross-country trip, so long as there is someone other than the driver available to read aloud clues, spaces, and letters.

We stopped in Fayetteville, Arkansas for a tour of a B&B which friends built. It's spectacular: it's the sort of &B I wish I could stay at (and afford to stay at) when traveling on a regular basis. I even liked how several of the beds had frames so substantial that they required steps to get into it.


Aug. 31st, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
A speed table is not quite the same as a speed hump (the canonical "sleeping policeman"), because they have a flat section on top longer than the sloping sections at the ends, unlike speed humps which have little or no flat section.
They have much different effects on speed, which you can perceive: you have much less need to slow down sharply for a speed table than for a speed hump to suffer the same level of discomfort (and not greater on the speed hump).
Aug. 31st, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Came here to say this :-)