Tennessee via Long Island?

My son left for the National High School Chess Championships after school on Wednesday.  Fifty teenagers on a Greyhound bus.

“Have you stopped for dinner?” I asked him a few hours after they had embarked.

“No,” he replied.  “We’ll stop when we get to Long Island.”

“Long Island is not on the way to Nashville,” I told him.  “Long Island is East and you’re going South.”

“Well then I guess we’ll stop whenever we get to a suburb,” he said.


Luckily I gave him $100 before he left since he has to pay for all of his own meals, one of about twenty things that I was not informed about.  Somehow his funds are holding out, despite a meal at Cracker Barrel and another at Burger King.

Four boys in one hotel room.  They are having a blast.  Free Wi-Fi was an exciting find.  You would think these children have never had Wi-Fi before, but perhaps my imagination is lacking when it comes to what four teenage boys and free Wi-Fi might translate to.

Two rounds down — and Jack is a winner! Next round begins any minute.

My son may not have a good sense of direction (unfortunately he seems to have inherited that from me) but he knows how to play a mean game of chess.

Go Jack!


About mallorylayne

midlife mom seeking meaning for the rest of her life.
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