“Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again…”

Well, today has been a real up and down day. The day started up, went to tour the Alamo, spent the morning there, had a small lunch while the local western wear store cleaned and blocked my felt cowboy hat. Left in time to get to Houston right at rush … Continue reading

Dallas was…

Ft. Worth, actually. I went to the DalWorthIngton metroplex to see my nephew and his fiance. Had a really nice time, I took them to an incredible steak restaurant a friend recommended, “Pappas Brothers”, in Dallas. Hefty price tag, but man, was it worth it! The New York strip was … Continue reading

High plains drifting…

Well, my journey resumed Wednesday afternoon, when I left Denver and drove south on I-25 to Pueblo (yeah, the place to get all the free government publications!) Drove past Colorado Springs on my way down, with the Rockies towering to my right. At Pueblo, I left the Interstate Highway system, … Continue reading

Happy Memorial Day!

Whoa, what a weekend! First off, thanks to all veterans and their families for their sacrifices. Where would we be without what you all did for us? Okay, now for an unvarnished opinion: Denver is a great place! The climate is typical desert, it gets warm in the day but … Continue reading

Day 3: Arrival!

Man, that was a long day! Left Columbia Missouri at 10 AM (EDT, still haven’t changed my car’s clock!), and got all the way to Denver at 11 PM EDT! 760 miles in one day, about the farthest I’ve driven by myself, and if it hadn’t been for the 70 … Continue reading

Day 2: Columbia Missouri, mile 973

Well, this part was much more eventful than day 1. I made better distance today, although not as far as I would have liked. After 11 hours, it started to catch up to me, just couldn’t stay awake for the 120 miles to Kansas City. Yeah, I’m a wimp, so what? 🙂 Funniest … Continue reading

On the road at last!

Well, I made it to Columbus Ohio before calling it a night. Made it about 440 miles on day 1. Not bad, but not as far as I would have liked. Ran into rain, rain and more rain, all through Ohio. Worst roads so far: Pennsylvania. Second worst: western Ohio. … Continue reading

I feel like NASA – trip delayed 1 day

Well, talk about underestimating. It took longer to pack up today, and to take care of some last-minute business, so I didn’t make it on the road until 3:30. Plus, thanks to some traffic disruptions due to a bomb hoax, the traffic heading north (the way I wanted to go) had already clogged Interstate … Continue reading