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Friday, August 26

WEEEK 12 - TINY CHURCH & ARMY BASE BINGO

the day began with a plan that was changed as we were on our way out the door cause I was tired, but it still ended up at least a little bit wacky.

we set out on the road in search of the smallest church in America, lucky for us it was the first church we arrived at. its a little south of savannah on 95. this thing is no joke small. it has chairs for 8 people and a podium for a preacher. I don't think there's an actual congregation of 8 that gathers there, but they could. everything you need for a proper church service is there. bibles, hymn books, all the regular Christian paraphernalia. We signed the guest book and the prayer book. I wrote in the prayer book, "dear god, please bless Wednesdays" we'll see if the big skipper follows through. we explored the lil chez de haysoos and found some funny post cards and such, some of some recently dearly departed, one of the new pope, etc etc unfortunately nothing very wacky. But there was holy water available in a gloriusly ornate chalis, a chalis more appropriate to hand to a passing bike racer in need of some holy training wheels than for a babtism or blessing of some sort. There was a donation box on the side of the pulpit graced with a warning to all those would would dare to steal money that rightfully belongs to our lord and savior "please stop cutting this lock, if you steal from here you steal from the Christ". As not to upset the all knowest christman I made a donation of 7 cents for our brief stay. outside there's a small creek with a bunch of frogs, I tried unsuccessfully to catch one, I dunno what kinda frogs those were but they jumped far as hell and were fast, in addition to the frogs the area was also infested with mosquitoes that Alex was of course again ravaged by. We took a couple of pictures with Jesus, I rang the church bell and were blew that Jesus stand.













Our next stop, Bingo, not just any bingo, ARMY BASE BINGO. A brief search on the interweb clued us into the fact that there is bingo 7 days a week 5 til midnight at Hunter Army Airfield. indeed. when we arrive at the base we were immediately met with an MP that asked for our ids, then told us to go up to the next little building to confirm with them that these were indeed IDs. we drive up to it only to be accosted for driving up to it. A long situation of wrangling IDs, car insurance, registrations, etc we get our day pass from our cuddly military police friends. I was glad that was over with, I really felt like I was going to get arrested for some reason, the mood at the gates was definitely a serious one, I was totally having flashbacks to getting arrested and remembering how bad sitting in a shitty holding cell sucks.. we get a map to the bingo place and make it there along the 10mph roads winding past office after strangely labeled office and ridiculously bland buildings, past fences, hangars, and uniformed folks doing unspecified tasks. there wasn't really very many people there, probably because they're all doin some kinda war thing in the Iraq or whatever. finally we find the bingo building, and much to my surprise it wasn't just a building that bingo was being held in, it was an actual bingo specific building with a neon sign and everything. we were greeted by a friendly black lady who attempted to explain to us the type of mechanical bingo that was goin on at the moment. POWER TOUCH lightning bingo. I really still don't understand the games even after playing it, but she went over and over it with us repeating herself several times and giving us a sheet to read. I was defiantly left thinking, "are you sure this is bingo? I don't want to go to Iraq" but anyways were in, its a sortve ballroom (that you're allowed to smoke in) and these machines are attached to the table. this is definitely different than regular bingo, you don't really get a BINGO you have to match certain darkened squares. we paid 10 bucks each, that's your buy in, and that's what you have to wager with. its really just gambling, which I thought was illegal in ga, but I guess on govt property its ok, if you have bombs you can do whatever you want. I won one of the first games and got a taste of success and was instantly addicted. I have a history of video game based addiction in my past which we don't really need to go into but in any case we played and played. we slowly wore down our reserves to 0 as we folded to the old bags who were playing lots of cards at once. I decided I was gonna go in again and try and make some big bucks, daddy needs a new black t-shirt. I bought another 10 bucks worth of credit to wager with which I quickly depleted until the last hand when I recovered my second 10 bucks plus $1.40, I won about 4 times or so over the whole playing, alex coming in at a quaint 0 wins. so I guess I am the victor at bingo coming it at a cool -$8.60 and alex at -$10.00. Im not really going to rub this one in dudes face cause it is completely ridiculous. its like slots except youre taking your opponents money. on our way out we didnt really use the map, and we ended up taking a really extended tour of the base which i will illustrate using the map below. but we drove around aimlessly for a good long while, winding around through the desolate complex through construction sites and passing many a restricted permission only sites. I wanted to stop and find out where the ufos are but we found the exit soon enough. we waved to an apathetic mp gate gaurd who gave us a pretty intense 'i could care less if youre waving at me right now' look to bid us a fond adeui












the way in to bingo..


the way out from bingo..


and please, don't forget..

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