It must have been the windy day. For some reason I wanted to go to Carthage for the end of the filming there of "Into the Wild," a new film directed by Sean Penn and starring Vince Vaughn, among others. It's a true story of Chris "Alexander Supertramp" McCandless, who died in the Alaskan wilderness a few weeks after he left this sleepy town north and west of Howard.
So, five of us trucked up there to have a look, and one of us spotted Spiccoli crossing the dusty alley behind the establishment where we stopped. They were just getting ready for some filming, and we watched a bit as they set up some of the sound equipment.
But, a little was enough, and the wind soon brought us back home without even stopping at the beer tent that flapped in the gale like six sheets in the wind. Read more about the story here and here.
We got the inside scoop on two things. It was Chewy's birthday today (as noted by the sound crew), and the food served to the crew is like nothing you can get around here; it beats anything Taco Bell can offer (according to one of the security guys from Mitchell).
Too bad I couldn't have tried that good food and met Chewy so I could give him birthday wishes.