A hundred beauty queens + no water = Beauty Queen Armageddon.
My hotel in Charleston, WV is booked solid tonight for the annual West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals Pageant. This evening, a voice booms into all the rooms (I didn't even know they could do that!): "Due to a chemical spill into the Elk river, we are required to shut down the water supply to all guest rooms. Toilets are available for use on the bottom three floors only. Do not drink the water. Do not use the water to wash hands or bathe."
All I can picture is a hundred beauty queens trying to bathe in a communal toilet before heading out for the biggest night of their life.
There is a State of Emergency water ban in eight West Virginia counties. All restaurants in the affected area have been ordered shut down. All water and liquids have swifly disappeared from grocery stores. FEMA is trucking emergency water into the area.
I'm thinking it's time to head back to Rochester for the weekend.