Tag: road trips

2009 Tour: Part Five

September 17, 2009

I’m in St. Louis, in a Motel.  Everything I needed to get out of this trip, that I could get out of this trip, I already got out of this trip, and now I’m on my way home.  There’s little more than the potential for stress left over.  I’m running out of money, and being […]

2009 Tour: Part Four

September 15, 2009

I’m at the Main Street Cafe in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  I was trying to make it into Little Rock to do my blogging, but it’s not happening.  I’m plugging away a handful of miles at a time, on very little sleep, in the pouring rain, with a stomachache, my windshield wipers slipping off the edge every […]

2009 Tour: Part Three

September 12, 2009

Bothered by the culture of the Interstate and wanting a straight shot into Austin, I left I-40 in Amarillo, TX for the US Highway System.  US-287 to Childress, US-83 to Abilene, US-84 to Brownwood, and then US-183 into Austin.  I stopped in lots of small towns in various states of disrepair.  Maybe if these places […]

2009 Tour: Part Two

September 10, 2009

As I start writing this, I’m waiting for my laundry to dry at a truck stop outside of Amarillo, TX. There’s a charge to use the WiFi, so I’m just typing it out offline. I’m on my way to Austin to meet up with the guys from Hotel Hotel. In Santa Fe I did my […]

2009 Tour: Part One

September 7, 2009

I left for the open road on the afternoon of Friday, September 4th.  I had meant to leave in the morning after my 8 am oil change appointment, but what with staying up too late after the previous night’s Hexagon show, and spending a lot of time saying goodbye to the new love in my […]