unfortunately, not much. traveling south on i-95 in florida is perhaps most depressing because you know the only way out (that doesn’t take twice the time) is right back on the same road. maybe that’s why people spend their whole lives in south florida – dislike of i-95?
lots of music – elisha’s song of the moment is sufjan stevens’ holy, holy, holy, and we’re actually quite impressed with how much of it he can sing. fuzzy npr stations that come and go across state lines. podcasts – when elisha hears the opening music to our podcasts of the splendid table, he usually cries out, “no! no! no!” so we thought he just tuned it all out. but then a caller asks about donut recipes and guess who starts pleading for donuts? a little while later elisha thought he heard a caller say “elisha” when in reality the caller said, “luscious olives.” but there was no convincing him.
i always have big plans for making fun and moderately healthy road food. didn’t happen. but on this trip we got to meet up with my brother and sister-in-law and her family for the best vietnamese food made by her mom. so good. and it made our cracker barrel dinner later that day just that much more pitiful.