Nothin’ New in New Mexico (It’s Still Beautiful)

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/19/2014 Nothin’ New in New Mexico (It’s Still Beautiful) Finally! Today is the day I leave Oklahoma. I am not so much excited to be leaving Oklahoma, as I am to know that I will soon be home ...

Kansas Detour

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/12/2014 Kansas Detour As I continue to pass through “No Man’s Land,” their wording not mine, the views become more and more desolate. Without a doubt the most prevalent street sign markers are for cemeteries. I have no ...

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 ...