Yup, Hoss’s was good. That completes the gauntlet of food places I need to experience. But that success was dampened by something I haven’t seen in years: snow. And a pretty decent bit of it. A few inches, I’m guessing. By the time I hit the road this morning, it will be clear, and it wasn’t sticking on the roads by the time I got back last night.
It dawned on me why there probably aren’t any tolls on that stretch of turnpike I drove the other day. It is a connector between one of the major interstates and the road to the airport. It would make sense to not charge airport users a toll to use the most expedient route to the airport. Wait a minute, no it wouldn’t. This is America. You have to pay to get an improved experience. This state gets more weird every day.
Another weird thing noticed while travelling in a neighbor state (The State of Beautiful Women): there’s no sales tax on fast food. What kind of incentive is that? No tolls, no taxes, I don’t get it. Visitors like me pay these fees because we don’t have much choice. If these states are making up the lost revenue from these tax breaks through city/county/state taxes, they’re biting the hand that feeds them. My (albeit small) savings at Wendy’s and on the road is being subsidized by the residents of the states I’m visiting. Your pain is my gain. Thank you. That kind of adds another perspective to "It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there."