Saturday, July 14, 2007

Day 18: Springfield!

Bart and Milhouse enjoy a healthy Wild Salmon squishee as Fin passes

On day 18, our road show made its most cartoonish of stops. We had not realized that the hometown of Bart Simpson, Springfield, was in southern California, but at about 2 pm we pulled into the most famous convenience store in the world, the Kwik-E-Mart frequented by America's first family of cartoons.

We had a long chat with Apu, who runs the Kwik-E-Mart. As a devout Hindu he was shocked to hear about the plight of the salmon. He anxiously signed one of our petitions, and agreed to keep a copy at the front desk for his many customers to sign. He also vowed to switch his salmon-flavored Squishee drinks to Wild only, a huge success for the campaign.

As you can see from the picture above, Bart and Milhouse were already outside on the roof enjoying the newly Wild flavor as we pulled away and drove off into the only slightly more real city of Los Angeles.

Tomorrow we will be at the Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro, CA., which will be our final stop in southern California before we leave Saturday evening for Phoenix, where our first stop will be an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.

See you soon!

- Jeremy and Bobby

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