Tag: roadtrip

On the Road Again

Can’t you just hear Willie Nelson? Anyway, driving from LA back to Tennessee via Phoenix, Vegas, Utah/Colorado, touch of Wyoming, then Kansas, Missouri, Calhoun, Kentucky and finally, Knoxville. As before, my trusty sidekick Eleanor will be riding shotgun. No time table, just me, my MS and the dog.

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1 Week Post Trip

Well, it has been one week since I ended the car postion of my trip and boarded Amtrack for the last leg of my trip. It was to be a 16 hour, overnight, train ride from Albuquerque, New Mexico to LA. Supposed to be. However, due to a hail storm in Las Vegas, NM, the…

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End Of The Line

While Eleanor and I came up short in our quest to drive cross country, I do not consider this a failure in any way. It is a fact that I could finish this trip if I were traveling by myself. However, I am not, and there is no reasonable path forward for Eleanor and I…

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  As anybody who knows me or who has been following this journey knows, Eleanor has been my constant companion and helper for 11 years. I wouldn’t dream of making this trip, journey, without her. She has been a real trooper these past seven days. However, she has, of late, been struggling a bit. She…

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Day 7, Albuquerque

So, on today, my seventh day on the road, I drove from Roswell to Albuquerque. Down a lovely four lane highway called 285. I saw sheep, cows and horses. And one lone cow in the middle of a huge field. But as I was leaving Roswell, I saw something I didn’t see arriving in Roswell.…

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Day 6, Roswell, NM

The drive from Amarillo to Roswell was long, but not unpleasant. I took the four lane highway, and it was scenic. Well, Ok, so a lot of the time the scenery was of flat land that went on forever. But it beat the scenery driving through Arkansas. And part of Oklahoma. Just remember if you…

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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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