Thursday, May 19, 2016


Currently in Peculiar MO (Low 45 Partly Cloudy High 68) 

Subtitle 1: It's great to have great friends

Subtitle 2: It's great to be back in the Midwest again

It's been two and a half years since we have been in what Bob calls "Diet Mountain Dew Code Red" country. 

The distributors out west, heck we think once you get west of Wichita, do not carry Diet Code Red for some reason. Bob went into a panic a couple of years ago when he thought it meant it was discontinued. Then he hit upon this website, the item locator for Mountain Dew.

He found out that Diet Code Red was still being made and was available in the Midwest. Our great friends Bob and Wilma heard about Bob's obsession and did the neatest thing last fall. They brought about a dozen 12-packs of Diet Code Red when they journeyed to Goodyear Arizona last December. Bob quickly calculated that if he rationed himself to one a day he would have enough to get back. He still had a couple of cans left when we got to Wichita and cannot thank them enough for doing that. They had to go to multiple places on multiple occasions to get all they brought.

Diet Code Red is available throughout the Midwest but Diet Caffeine Free has extremely limited availability. The Wal-Mart in Raymore had some so Bob bought a 12-pack the first day we got to the Kansas City area. 

He already bought a 12-pack of Diet Code Red in Wichita because his mantra is, "if I see it I must buy it to reward them for carrying it".

We have never said that Bob was not a little weird, but it's what makes him so charming.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. So it is true. I little things in life do make a big difference. Drink up.

  2. Jim's favorite drink is diet Mountain Dew but I know he has never had Red. Wonder why it's not available elsewhere.