Credit Card Laundry

Latitude, Longitude
32.396122 -88.582467

Credit card laundry
Meridian, Mississippi

I do almost all my laundry at truck stops. Most of the larger chain truck stops have laundry rooms and many of the smaller, independent truck stops do, too. Travel Centers of America or TA™ have laundry rooms equiped with credit card readers. Very convenient.  This particular system has one card reader that is connected magically* to all the washers and dryers in the room.  Swipe your card and select the washer (or dryer) you want to use.  The price is the same whether you use coins or credit.

*Sufficiently advanced technology.

Places I’d Like to Visit

In no particular order:

The Moon
Mars
Antarctica
Alaska
Sequoia National Forest
The natural arches in Utah
Monument Valley
The Grand Canyon – visited in 2005
A pure sand desert
The Serengeti
The Himalayas
Hawaii
Panama Canal
The Andes
The Aleutians
The Galapagos
Australian outback
The Great Barrier Reef
Swiss Alps
Scandinavian fjords
Suez canal
Sahara Desert
Kalajari Desert
La Brea Tar Pits
New Guinea
New Zealand
Japan
Great Wall of China
Mojave Desert
Amazon River
Congo River
Nile River
Sail out of sight of land in a sailboat
Jungles of Brazil, Africa
Yellowstone National Park
Cape of Good Hope
Strait of Magellan

Renata Chlumska

Renata Chlumska

Renata Chlumska, born December 9, 1973 in Malmö, Sweden, is an adventurer and mountain climber. She is mainly Swedish, but also has Czech citizenship from her parents.

In 1999, she became the first Swedish woman to climb Mount Everest. During 2005 and 2006 she performed a challenge called “Around America Adventure”. She went around the USA (lower 48 states). She paddled a kayak from Seattle to San Diego, bicycled with the kayak on a carriage from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas, continued kayaking around Florida to Eastport, Maine, and then bicycled back to Seattle. – Wikipedia

We went to the Moon

People in different countries used this word “we, we, we” as emphatically as– we were hearing from Europeans, Asians, Africans, wherever we went it was, “We, we finally did it.” And I thought that was a wonderful thing.

– Michael Collins, command module pilot, Apollo 11, regarding man’s first trip to the Moon (from In the Shadow of the Moon).

Werner Herzog

From a letter to Werner Herzog by Roger Ebert:

It is safe to say you are as admired and venerated as any filmmaker alive—among those who have heard of you, of course. Those who do not know your work, and the work of your comrades in the independent film world, are missing experiences that might shake and inspire them.