Day 6 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Well, we're out of jail and the saga continues. Here's what happened. We left Oklahoma by thumbing a ride a few miles down the road. Ziggy had pointed out a small airport to me and I asked the driver to let us out there. Then, Ziggy and I walked up to a fellow who was just getting in a Crop Duster and I asked him if he knew someone that could fly us to Salt Lake City, Utah. He intoduced himself as Buddy Bean Giddy.
"Not a problem!" He said and told us to hop on in and he would take us there. We were so happy and jumped right into the front seat. Ziggy sat on my lap.
He started out flying pretty low over this field dumping some chemicals.
Then, he did a barrel roll and flew over this house and dumped the rest of the chemicals on it. I asked him why did he do that on that house and he told me to mind my own business. Well, la dee da Mr. Smartypants.
When we landed in Salt Lake City, Utah, it seemed liked a lot of people, the Utah State Police, wanted to make it their business because we were all arrested. Buddy Bean Giddy had stole the airplane and in retaliation for getting fired and dumped the chemicals on his bosses house.
We tried to tell the coppers we had nothing to do with this guy and that we were only catching a ride. We also told them what we were doing. Ziggy was a mess. They told me I could make one phone call and I asked if I could use their computer instead. This is what I sent out yesterday and some responses I got back. Oh, and by the way, I was so nervous, I made a mistake in the message. And guess what? No one caught it. See if you can find it.
So much for catchin a ride on a dust cropper! Ziggy and I were arrested! Give ya the details tomorrow!
Here's the responses that got me out of jail.
I'm here for you buddy, let me know how much the bail is and I will be right down to bail you two hooligans out. Purrs and greeting, Jessie
Oh Kieto, I have heard that jails are an ugly place to be. Do you need bail? I am in CA can drive to AZ to go your bail. Patricia
Hmmm, now that's intriguing! Skipper
Hi keito I got this email this morn mf maybe you you have landed and not floating in cyber space mf.hagd tc mf give your mom and zuggy a hug for me mf Mary
MY, WHAT A WAY TO GET OUT OF AN EZINE...WHAT DID YOU DO NOW? lol... JEANNE
Hi, What a way to start my day- you two in jail.. Need" bail"? Could send some hay , I guess. Will hope for best. Hope this doesn't upset Mom too much. Tell her Hi. Looking for good news tomorrow. Enjoy bread and water. Your "sorry" friend, Marion
Are you serious?????? Hope you are ok !!!! Linda
After I showed the police my ezine and those e-mails, Ziggy and I were released. It was quite an experience we had and the food was pretty good too.
I'll have to say this, prisoners eat good. The warden served us up some tasty Utah Steak and Beans. It's just a chili but boy, was it ever good! Here is the recipe.
Utah Steak and Beans
Serves inmates Kieto and Ziggy and Buddy Bean Giddy!
1 cup dried beans
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 pounds chuck steak, cut in bite-sized pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
Soak beans overnight in enough water to cover. In the same water, simmer beans 20 minutes. Drain beans, reserving water.
Heat oil in a large saucepan. Saute onion until tender. Add meat; cook until browned.
Combine honey, salt, pepper, mustard, and reserved bean water. Add more water if necessary to total 1 1/2 cups. Add beans to meat; mix well. Stir in liquid. Cover; simmer 3 hours, until meat is tender.
After we left the station, Ziggy reached into her bag and grabbed her Utah hat.
We had to go see the Mormon Tabernacle. We got a ride by one of the police officers. I had to ask him how he felt about being a American. He said, "You're innocent until proven guilty. And you two were innocent and set free. Just be careful on the rest of your trip."
We walked in and they were having a rehersal. Before I could get the words out, "Ziggy, don't sing," She let out a hoot and holler and they just stopped singing. You could hear a pin drop. Needless to say, we excused ourselves and backed out apologizing. Click here to hear what happened.
We're in Cheyenne, Wyoming tomorrow and Ziggy wants to go to a cattle ranch and see John Wayne. She also wanted to see some buffalo. I started to tell her, but I stopped. After the jail and the tabernacle incident, I wasn't in a good mood. We decided to fly there in a real Southwest Airlines plane this time.
See ya tomorrow in Cheyenne, Wyoming :)