Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Friday, 4 March 2011

Strange Dreams and Gas Prices

I'm out in my backyard at 4 AM and I hear music coming from a parked car in my backdoor neighbors driveway. I walk toward the font of my house though my yard thick with night blooming jasmines and see an strangely thick flock of fireflies.

The Jasmines and fireflies are incredibly beautiful. I walk up on the wide front porch of our mansion and enter the house which is located just off Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. As I walk up the stairs to the second floor I become apprehensive that someone has entered though the unlocked front door.

When I awake, I find that I was asleep in our tin can motor home and only dreaming about fireflies.

So gas at $4 a gallon...does it have meaning for our travels this summer? We get about 8 MPG with the RV, so a 7,000 mile circuit of the U.S. is going to run $3,500 over a seven month expedition. Gas at $12 a gallon might begin to crimp our travel plans, if only out of sheer disgust with the way speculators are allowed to run up prices with no regard for the laws of supply and demand.


1 comment:

  1. so does this mean you have a plan??sil