Monthly Archives: September 2011

Road Trip! Thursday, September 22, 2011-Orlando, FL

“The Long and Winding Road that leads to your door, will never disappear…”  The Beatles Well.  It’s been quite a trip.  About 15,000 miles worth, in fact.  More driving than I expected, and I’m OK if I don’t do it … Continue reading

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Road trip! Wednesday, September 21, 2011-Graceland (Memphis)

I am looking over a high stone wall at Graceland, once the home of the King of Rock N’ Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley.

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Road Trip! Tuesday, September 20, 2011-Clarksdale, MS

I am passing by the cotton fields in northwest Mississippi that mark the home of my ancestors.  The little white puffs hidden in the thick branches look like a light snow when viewed from afar.  I’m told it’s late in … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Monday, September 19-New Orleans

There’s an explosion of flavor in my mouth and I don’t want it to end.  Jonathan and I are dining at Mr. B’s in the Big Easy,

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Road trip! Sunday, September 18, 2011-McAllen, TX

Yes, today Jonathan and I are driving to New Orleans, but trust me, this is a boring trek, filled with ennui, so you don’t want to do this trip up TX through Houston and across I-10 to the Big Easy … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Saturday, September 17, 2011-McAllen, TX

I hate Alzheimer’s.  It’s an insidious disease the robs a person’s dignity and their mind at the same time,

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Road Trip! Friday, September 16, 2011-San Antonio, TX

I wonder what the last thoughts of men like William Travis, David Bowie, and Davy Crockett were before they were massacred at the Alamo?

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Road Trip! Thursday, September 15, 2011-Dallas

My Uncle Bob was always one of my childhood heroes.  It seemed like to me he lived a life full of action and adventure working in the manly oil exploration industry back when cars got 8 MPG, Alaska was still … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Wednesday, September 14, 2011-Cadillac Ranch

Of all of the oddball relics of strange roadside Americana, the Cadillac Ranch stands tall.  I’m looking at a row of 10 rusted cars half-buried nose down in the Texas dirt,

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Road Trip! Tuesday, September 13, 2011-Amarillo, TX

I am having dinner with family in Texas, and when you’ve been on the road as long as Jonathan and I, there’s nothing like a good home-cooked meal. 

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