18 December 2011
"Far away," she answered me.
"You have to go to school first," I told her.
"I'll go after school," she replied.
"What about your Christmas concert tomorrow evening?"
"Oh. Then I will go after that."
"Where are you going?" I asked her again.
"How are you going to get there?"
"It will be dark out by then. Are you sure you want to walk along the highway in the dark, all by yourself?"
"Just so you know, there is a great big ocean in between America and Holland making it a little difficult to walk all the way there. You could take a boat but it takes four days. I know this from personal experience. It will take you about a year to walk to the coast. When you get there you're going have to buy a ticket for the boat but I'm not sure if you can actually take a boat anymore since they canceled the passenger line years ago. You could fly though."
I could tell Lola was pondering this information.
"Do you think I should go?" she wanted to know.
"No," I replied, "I think you should stay here with me."
"Okay, that's a deal," she said happily.
I'm glad that's settled. I kind of like having her around. And she kind of likes being around. Most of the time anyway.