If you read yesterday's entry, I talked myself into going to Best Buy to get a memory card for my camera. First I got up at 9ish and got breakfast. Today they had little smoked sausage pieces. I had some of those and then an omelet with toast, on which I put some creamed cheese so it was cheesy tasting. I had a $5 coupon at Best Buy which in theory I could have handed them my phone but the Hampton has a business center with a printer, so I could just print it off for free, which seemed easier.
I finished reading through the story I'd written the day before and then shaved and showered and stuff. Around noon I finally left. Of course the GPS tells me the nearest Best Buy is some mall. Maybe there was a mobile store inside, but I wasn't going to walk around finding out. But some good came from it as I saw a lady walking a couple of bulldogs! Of course I didn't have my camera out in time to get a picture.
The next nearest Best Buy was over on the west side of town. There was a bunch of suburban sprawl stuff there, including a Panera Bread next door. I found the digital cameras and at first I thought they had only two different memory cards, which wouldn't be a surprise. But in the next aisle over they had more. I'm not sure if there was much of a price difference over the one I had bought a few years ago. I mean the 16GB I bought was the same size and was on sale for $18. It claims it's faster than previous ones, which I doubt, but whatever. I guess it took me this long to fill up the other one, so it should last a while. With the $5 off and a 10% coupon I had, it was only about $12 for the thing.
Then I had to go all the way across town to get to the restaurant Tony Laplume recommended. Along the way I passed one of his old comic book stores without realizing it. I saw "Heroes and Dragons" written on what seemed like an ordinary office building and I thought, WTF does that mean? But I guess it was a comic book store. Weird.
Eventually I got to Thai Basil. Tony recommended the sesame chicken but it was listed on the menu as hot and spicy. I suppose I could have asked them to not make it spicy. Instead I got cashew chicken, which was good. The egg roll was really tiny, like the width of a cigar and about half the length of one.
About a half mile north of there is the Air Force Academy. I passed a sign saying you were entering an air force installation and couldn't enter without permission of the base commander or whatever. I didn't feel like being arrested so I turned around and went back to the hotel.
Since no one was around, I decided to go swimming for the first time on this trip. The pool was only 5 feet deep at most, but whatever. It was nice, especially having the whole pool--and hot tub--to myself.
Later for dinner I went to Captain D's. I think we went there in Florida a couple of times on family vacations. The drive-thru had a sign saying to honk when you were ready to order. From Carl's Jr in Yreka, CA I know they take that shit seriously, so I honked. I got a fish and chicken combo. It's pretty much like Long John Silver's, except the chicken is battered differently, more like Arby's chicken fingers and the like. And I thought the hush puppies were better.
Anyway, not a lot of pictures today. These are the last ones on the old memory card. Tomorrow I can try out the new one as I head back to Las Vegas...New Mexico. D'OH!