Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX

Ok, so I went to see the famous Cadillac Ranch aka Cadillac Stonehenge. I saw how incredibly far off the road it was, how uneven the dirt road was, and almost did just a drive-by. And then I screwed my courage to the sticking post, grabbed both canes and started in the direction of the…

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Apologies, Oklahoma

Dear Oklahoma, I was wrong. You aren’t a vast wasteland of nothing. At least from Oklahoma City westward. The western part of the state is actually quite lovely. I saw cows, horses and windmills. Yes, alternative energy windmills. Big windmills. Huge windmills. Perhaps the best windmills I have ever seen.       And then…

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Day 4, Oklahoma City

Short day of driving today, three hours. My body hurts. A lot. Mainly my lower back. Oh well. From what I can tell so far, Oklahoma doesn’t look much different than Arkansas. That may change tomorrow. Or not. Today has been frustrating. I seriously wonder why I felt the need to attempt this. I am…

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Day 3, Fort Smith, AR

And on the third day, I drove for a very long time (OK, so it was only four hours, but it felt like years) from Lake Horn, MS/Memphis, to Fort Smith, Arkansas. What I learned today? Four hours is just about my maximum driving time in my current state. The pain in my right foot…

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LaQuinta, Pt. 2

OK, so I went to the day manager this morning and she gave me 20% off my bill and got me unclogged at 9 am. So, that was something, and I am fairly happy. Having breakfast, fed and walked Eleanor, and gonna cool down a bit before leaving for Ft. Smith, etc.

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Oh La Quinta….

I am tired, I am achy and i just want to go to sleep. Can I do that? Nope. Why? My toilet is stopped up. Bigly. From not much stuff. Low water pressure. Really? Well, it is Mississippi. So I asked for a plunger, thinking the front desk would come take care of the issue.…

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Panic Attack

So, on the second day, I had a mild (?) panic attack today. Actually, it was this evening. My right leg started hurting as i drove to dinner. This made me start to think about the long days of driving coming up. I wondered if I can’t make it out of Tennessee without being in…

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Day 2, Memphis

OK, so I took some “by-pass” from Clarksville to Memphis, via I-40. Went through Waverly, TN, which is apparently the home of Loretta Lynn. Or something. There is the Loretta Lynn bridge/parkway and ranch, so….I did not stop. I did however, pass a logging truck on a two lane highway. And I was never so…

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Eleanor update

Some of you have emailed to ask what I do with Eleanor when I have to run into a store, etc. You will be happy to know, she gets locked in the car, with sun shades and the A/C blowing cold. The car windows are tinted, she has a cooling pad in her booster seat…

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