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November 30, 2005


Seth wanted me to fly the space train, but apparently I couldn't figure out how to use the intricate lock and key system built into the wall of our house.

I'm not sure, but I think I turned on the auto self-destruct...

I loved this post! Sounds like a lot of fun at your house.

What type of gas mileage do you get with your rocketship train... or is the new hybrid one?

Hahaha this sounds so familiar! It's great to see you blogging again, even if it's sporadic. I'm always excited when a new entry comes up in my RSS feed from you. :)

Renee: I had nothing to do with it, really. I just sat there and asked "Are we there yet?" 50 times.

Neil: Hmmm ... well, we did seem to get to Mars and back on one tank, but I don't know what fuel we're using. Sugar, I assume. Lots of it.

Julia: Many thanks -- I was warned by various friends and relatives not to keep neglecting Inland Empress. It's the only reason some of them still talk to me.

"I just sat there and asked 'Are we there yet?' 50 times."

Sounds like parental revenge.

I haven't been to Mars in a while. The last time I went, I didn't even know what "tofu" was. Of course, I went to Mars at about the time of the great Quisp versus Quake wars, so tofu was probably out of the question.

Have been a lurker or a while - this is pretty much exactly where I imagined you go when you are too busy to blog...

Glad that it was (at least) a return ticket you had for this trip.
Moms on Mars don't really cut it...unless you're an alien mom, of course!
Lovely post!!!

Thank you all. I'm reserving seats for all of you on the next flight.

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