Thursday, August 23, 2007

We, who are about to dine, salute you.

I'm so close now I'm vibrating with excitement (or maybe it's just the aftershock of the 30mph ride downhill). 17 easy miles to Eagleville.

More familiar faces here, too - Jesse and Allegra, in a truck I remember seeing half an hour back. We exchange hugs before they have to run - Jesse's got a medical shift on-playa.

I bound into the Surpise Cafe, the two year old coffee and lunch bar that's quickly displacing the Country Hearth as THE last stop before the playa, with better food, faster service, and free wifi to boot. I take my lunch ouside - partly because I don't like the indoors anymore, but mostly because, after ten days of aggressive exercise, my table manners are no longer suitable for polite at. I scarf down my mixed green salad and bean burrito. It's the last salad I'll see until I come off-playa, and I am pleased that it is suitably delicious, chock full of strawberries, cranberries, carmelized walnuts, goat cheese, and vinaigrette dressing.


maryja said...

Oh, that sounds good - you just made me really, really hungry!

But, more importantly, you're almost there baby! YAY!

August 23, 2007 6:10 PM  
Craig said...

Hey Ivan,
great adventure, thanks for sharing.
If you don't even like being in a restaurant anymore, will you ever enter 3b13 again????

August 24, 2007 9:08 AM  
brian said...

Go Go Go Go!!!! See you on playa!

August 24, 2007 9:11 AM  
Doug said...

Have a great time there, Ivan! What a great adventure, and a lot of fun to read about!

August 24, 2007 9:34 AM  
Lucky Pet Petsitting said...

I've been following your blog and I am damned impressed!!! What an awesome adventure!

August 24, 2007 6:47 PM  

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