Technically, it’s Saturday morning as the clock just struck midnight. It’s been a very long day, and I just returned to The House on the Hill from tonight’s taping of The Nite Show With Danny Cashman, which was up in Houlton.
That’s a good two hours in each direction, and it made for an excellent road trip.
I promise to tell you all about the taping tomorrow, but right now, we have to head out to the Think Tank for our weekly Philosophical Exercise. Better late than never, right?
I honor of Back to the Future Day, which we celebrated earlier this week, I have tweaked Doc’s photo on this post. Hope you like it.
This week’s topic: What’s the coolest road trip you’ve taken?
The three of us then made the 120 mile journey north to the Canadian border. While we did not encounter any Royal Canadian Mounted Police on our journey, I did find myself having an odd number of Deep Thoughts about hockey.
I’d never been to Houlton, and there wasn’t much to see along the way other than lots of trees and the occasional slowly moving vehicle.
We stopped for snacks in Howland, where I picked up Ring Dings and chocolate milk. What’s better fuel for a road trip than that?
I had the back of the van all to myself, so I stretched out my long legs on the seat, and got some serious reading done.
On the way home, we stopped for a staff dinner in town before tackling the journey all over again. It was nice to hang out with other members of The Nite Show team and our delightful musical guest.
After the team split up, we hit the road again. This time, I did my best to sleep on the long journey.
There was some excitement, though, when we passed the NESCOM truck broken down on the side of the highway.
Joy went back to check on them, and it turns out they had a busted axle. Luckily, they were able to continue their road trip despite the mechanical setback.
We called the crew when we arrived in Bangor, and they were in Orono, which means that they were almost home as well. Thank goodness!
The actual road trip was just some relaxing travel time, but there was plenty of excitement in between as we taped two shows in a gorgeous theater.
And I made my debut as cue card boy!
More on that tomorrow as I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to type this post.
Tell us about your coolest road trip, Modern Philosophers!