I'm reporting from a secure, undisclosed location in Louisville, Kentucky. Pictured here is the S.R.C. mobile command center, a miracle of modern digital technology, compact firepower and ancient distilling arts.
What am I doing here?
Right now I'm watching John McCain gesturing forcefully on the television, and a group of chubby rednecks is noisily grabbing ice and snacks from the vending machines across from my room.
I've driven down here with my mom to visit some old friends of hers and to take the first steps toward finding the future home of the compound. Tomorrow we're going to do a little road trip through the bluegrass region, stopping to visit a couple of distilleries along the way. On Thursday we're heading into northern Kentucky to visit a few farms that are for sale.
There will be bourbon. There will be pulled pork.
I'll keep y'all posted.