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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dru's first Blog!!

Moscow...and I don't mean Russia

We decided that I should attend the college of law's open house and check out Moscow and the U of I. After hours of searching on the internet, we finally found a direct flight to Spokane, a rental car and a hotel.
I hit the airport at 7:00pm, the flight was short and sweet, and I was in my 2006 fire engine red chevy cobalt coupe by 8:30. It was dark now and I had an hour and 39 minute drive, according to map quest, to Moscow.
Let me tell you the first thing I learned about Idaho and Washington...they drive SOOOOO SLOOOOOOW. The speed limit of 55 didn't help. The "normal" mentality of driving 8-10 miles over the limit is safe for not getting ticketed is wasted up there. They all drive within 5 miles of the speed limit and sometimes thats 5 miles slower! They pulsate! 5 miles over, down to 5 miles under, now the speed limit, now 5 miles over...ever heard of cruise control! highway 191 is an undivided two lane highway, and everyone trails so close to the car in front of them that you can't pass them unless you have a supercharged hemi with a blower because you have to pass the 8 other cars in front of the guy you're passing cause there is now room to squeeze in.
AGGRAVATION! And I had no cell service to call and complain to some poor soul, probably Melissa.
I rolled into the Palouse Inn on Baker Street at just after 10:00, map quest was accurate on time. They must have taken into account the slow driving of the north because I didn't think I would have taken so long!
A room with a bed, a mini fridge, a microwave, a TV, and a toilet, nothing more, nothing less, just as promised on the web.
After checking in with the Mrs. I watched some TV and dose off.
Todays the day, the sun is shining, the tank is clean...wait I'm in Moscow not 42 Wallaby Way Sydney. But the sun was shining and I was off to the open house. And just as advertised the hotel really was in walking distance of the university. Only a half a mile to the law building, now thats what I call a commute!
8:45am check in, 8:50 run back to the car and put the parking pass in the window (parking Nazis up here), 9:00 welcome, 9:30 boaring panel discussion about the legacy of justice Holmes (early 1900's), 10:30 more boaring Panel discussion with Q&A, 11:30 panel discussion with current students-finally something of value!, 12:30 lunch at Patty's Kitchen, 2:00 tour of the college of law-they weren't kidding when they said its a small law school, it consists of three floors in one building, 2:30 apartment hunting...to be continued

10 comments:

Gunnisac Sandersons said...

For your first Blog you did an awesome job! I could just picture you walking around this tiny little law building. Good luck in this whole process! Oh, Melissa, Ghost Hunters is on Cable.

angie said...

Way to leave us hanging Dru. Smart, very smart. Now we'll come back to read the rest.......can't wait to hear about the rest of the day and the most important part......after all of this, will you still consider Moscow? Idaho, that is.

Laura said...

Ok... My favorite part is the one where you make reference to Finding Nemo... very funny!

I guess we will wait for the update... Please don't leave!!! We will all miss you guys TERRIBLY!!!

Kristin said...

Yeah, very clever writing. I like your style. Not a fan of the cliff hanger though...no patience.

Katie Mitchell said...

Come on Dru, more.. more...more....
We're all anticipating the second chapter of this story. Don't keep us all hanging! :)

Katie Mitchell said...

Come on Dru, more.. more...more....
We're all anticipating the second chapter of this story. Don't keep us all hanging! :)

Chris said...

dude, if you ever need to, you can take my 69 dodge charger. its got a smoken 427 hemi wedge with a blower...just call me man.

Joe Dirt

Melissa said...

I think it's awesome you're blogging Dru. Be careful. You'll become an addict like your wife!!

Clark Captions said...

Nice job Dru!!! It is great to hear your side of things. Keep it up! We want to know all of your juicy details of attending law school! Take Care!

Kayla said...

I'm happy to know that I can fly to Spokane and drive a short distance and be with you guys! I was NOT looking forward to 12 hour drives - mind you I was willing to do it! Now you'll never be rid of me!!