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 ...

Trans America Trail: Dam Steak

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Today I completed the Tennessee portion of the Trans America Trail. Tomorrow I cross into Mississippi. I am looking forward to entering a new state. Tennessee has been beautiful, but mostly relegated to farm roads. I am sure I missed some of the water crossings ...

TAT-1d Santa Clause and Mermaids

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One thing I have never gotten used to is seeing mountains to the south of me. Growing up in Connecticut, mountains were to the north where Santa Clause lived, of course, and sea level was to the south where mermaids roamed and our government kept ...