Oklahoma Great Salt Plains

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/5/2014 Even when traveling on pavement, Oklahoma is still one big ol’ state to try to cross. As I approach the town of Jet I can’t resist a quick “selfie” with a town who’s name shares my initials. ...

No Rest for the Wicked-but Plenty for Me

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 5/29/2014 No Rest for the Wicked-but Plenty for Me. Soon, the beauty of the Illinois River gives way to what will be the rest of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma I expected after reviewing the maps; hard packed dirt roads ...

Chewbacca Bridge!

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 5/22/2014 When I look around at the roads that I am riding, both paved and dirt, it is hard to believe I am riding across America. I have driven across country before, but like others it ...

John F. Kennedy Overlook and Memorial

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 5/15/2014 Waking up in a giant overpriced room with no view of the water was not in my plans. But then again the rain pouring down outside provides plenty of water, so I guess I should ...

Heber Springs, AR : Cutting Footlose

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In tonight's performance the role of Elmore City, OK will be played by Heber Springs, AR Reverend Shaw Moore: Were you drinking? Ariel: No. Reverend Shaw Moore: Smoking something? Ariel: No! I wasn't stealing, I wasn't gambling, I wasn't dancing, I wasn't reading books I'm ...

Trans-America Trail : Crossing Unknown Waters

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Trans America Trail: Crossing Unknown Waters Originally published on RoadRUNNER.Travel on October 31, 2013 “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” It finally happened. I have arrived at a point on the Trans-America Trail where I must ...

Gas Stations, Gustatory Delights, and Surprise!

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I must admit, as a kid I ingested a lot of television. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that fact is now proved by my ability to quickly answer obscure questions like, what was the Brady Bunch Kid’s Dog’s name (Tiger) or who ...

Coke Oasis

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For anyone who dares to follow the road less traveled or the road-less trail, not knowing if you are even going in the right direction can be both exhilarating and daunting. For anyone who has tackled the Trans-America Trail you already know that it can ...

Two Riders and Reclining Figure

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This morning I have awoken in a slightly better mood. I am still disappointed about my hat. I lost it outside, not in my room, but I am still reminded of my own advice regarding room prep to avoid losing things. After a long day ...

Trans America Trail: All Things Must Pass

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None of life’s strings can last So, I must be on my way And face another day ~ George Harrison I am excited this morning. Today I will cross into another state on my journey. I am headed to Mississippi. It’s funny how just knowing ...