Dénouement 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 4/2/2005
My posse went south to Truckers’ Homestead for a wonderful relaxing breakfast buffet, on me. It was good to have coffee and relax. Alas, no rest for the wicked. There were Early Bird Sets out there somewhere, and hopefully two more Target cups and clones. We leave our own party early to head two hours south to St. Louis, the closest Wal Mart tent store in our area.
Yet another run, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 4/2/2005
At home I unload our car as my wife looks on line and, yes, there are Early Bird Sets. That saves a trip to St. Louis and I get ready for bed, when I remember the Clone Cups. So I start cold calling Targets, starting with the one in Decatur.
Luck was with me. The first Target I called in Decatur IL had not put out their cup sets because they were not in the computer. They promise to hold them back for me, and I drive like a demon. It was 1 hour to Decatur, and when I arrive they go into the back and pull out a case of cups, and it had two clones inside. The collection was complete. In addition we found some extra blue clones for a friend of mine.
Since we were in Decatur we stopped at the two Wal Marts where we saw pins which we had not seen earlier. We got all the pins, as well as the key chains. One keychain said “Sith” on it…perfect since my new license plates read “SITH 74”.
Then we finally drive home. We stop along the way for some take and bake Papa Murphy’s pizza. Our plan is to nap, then get up, watch THX-1138, eat pizza, and go to sleep.