October 16, 2010 - I'm Down on My Knees

No, I'm not praying, I'm trying to get an internet connection! We can't stay in the fancy hotel, complete with an ethernet connection, because we have to stay across the street in a "pet friendly" room. If I balance the laptop on the windowsill, I can pick up a very weak connection from the motel up the street. If I move it even an inch or two, I lose it all.

We've already been to the casino and lost our allowance, so Mr. Granny is watching a baseball game, and I'm....well, I'm corresponding with you. We had a lovely dinner, a seafood and prime rib buffet, so now we're ready to call it a night and get an early start in the morning. I hope we can get some sleep. There's a dog in the next room barking nonstop.

Annie and Otto made the first leg of the trip just great. We only had to take two potty stops for them, and Annie took her motion sickness meds like a good girl, so we had no urping in the Ranger. We brought "Leona the Lemon Tree" with us in the cab of the pickup, and into the room tonight. I didn't want to take a chance it would freeze. It turned out to be in the 70s for most of the trip, and it is still not very cold out, but freezing temperatures were predicted for tonight.

Leona the Meyer Lemon, Otto and Annie are all set to travel. We pulled out of the driveway at 6:45 this morning, and arrived in Jackpot, NV around 2:15 this afternoon. It's the camera flash that's making Leona look a bit sickly. Her leaves aren't a bit yellow, they are all a lovely dark green.

We didn't even fill up the back of the Ranger this year. We cut way back on stuff we usually take, like the air compressor and lots of tools. I even had room for two planters (red arrow) filled with lettuce seedlings, one rooted basil stem and the top from the Minigold tomato plant. Maybe I'll get lucky and the tomato will take root.

Forgive me for not answering all your comments, but my knees are getting tired, and my back hurts from kneeling so long. I did read them all, and I thank you for your wishes for our safe trip. We should be in our AZ home by dark tomorrow. Good night all.


  1. OMG Granny, I was laughing out loud when I read that you were trying to catch an internet connection from across the street! You are too cute and funny! I love that you have the meyer lemon tree in the car with you! I would take mine also.

  2. Well it is good that Annie is brown and Leona is green. You really wouldn't want it the other way around. I hope the rest of your trip is just as good.

  3. Granny, i'd just stop at a McDonalds or Taco Bell restaurant - as they have free wifi...Hope the trip goes well for ya.

  4. wow... the things we do to "catch" the internet!

    So wonderful to hear from you. That's great that you're taking your lemon tree and the seedlings along for the ride... you're a true gardener thru and thru Granny!

  5. Awww, you go Granny! I think you're awesome, and love to hear about your escapades. Who else would baby a lemon tree at the same time as pirating internet connection on their knees??? Ha!

  6. Safe travels to you all, I hope the dog-sickness stays at bay for the duration!! :)