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The Great American Road Trip (Part 6)


I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name.  It felt good to be out of the rain.

Dewey Bunnell

At long last, the concluding chapter of my video documentary of the Great American Road Trip is completed.  I wanted to make note of the toll extreme boredom that nearly 3 days of driving was beginning to exact upon me–especially in western Arizona.  It’s been a long time coming, and I do hope you enjoy it!  Please comment, like, and subscribe!

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The Great American Road Trip (Part 5)


I wonder.  You know, I just bet we shoulda turned left at Albuquerque!  And then maybe a right turn at La Jolla. Hmm, er–well, we can’t be too far off….

Bugs Bunny, “Ali Baba Bunny”

After a short rant about getting lost in Albuquerque (I should have turned left…), I set out on what should have been the final leg of my journey:  across the high deserts of New Mexico, Arizona, and California to Los Angeles, but Mother Nature had other plans.

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The Great American Road Trip (Part 4)


Dude!  How awesome would that be, a Route 66 mug?  Maybe they could put your picture on it since you’re doing the whole ‘epic road trip’ thing!  I could sell it to people and say, ‘Yeah, I know that guy.  I served him his coffee.’

Barista at Starbucks in Amarillo, TX

After a quick break in Oklahoma City to cool off and have lunch (the temperature was at least 100 and the sun was relentless out over the plains which may or may not have contributed to the sudden madness at the end of the last part), I was back on the road.  Western Oklahoma was an orchard of windmill generators lining the crests of any slight knolls that ran the length of I-40.  I never knew the sheer size of these things until I saw them up close, and they are massive.  As another Deep South/California transplant would say, “Wouldja LO’OK at THA-YAT?!?  That’s uhMAYzin’!”

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The Great American Road Trip (Part 3)


Got those highway blues; can’t you hear my motor runnin’? Flyin’ down the road with my foot on the floor…Got to keep movin’ or I’ll lose my mind! Oh, rockin’ down the highway!

Tom Johnston

Part three of this amazing journey takes me from a night’s rest in Little Rock, Arkansas to the capital of Oklahoma, where I reenact one of Steve Martin’s most famous scenes in an attempt to stave off boredom from the endless plain.

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The Great American Road Trip (Part 2)


On the road again.  I just can’t wait to get on the road again.  I’m goin’ places I ain’t never seen or been, and I just can’t wait to get on the road again.

Willie Nelson

Part two of the video account of my journey takes me from the Georgia-Alabama state line all the way to Little Rock, Arkansas where I spent the first night on the road.  Comment, like, and subscribe!

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The Great American Road Trip (Part 1)


Westbound and down, eighteen wheels a-rollin’; we’re gonna do what they say can’t be done.  We got a long way to go, and a short time to get there.  I’m westbound just watchin’ Bandit run!

Jerry Reed

For those of you who have not been following on YouTube (shame on you, go there now and click “Subscribe”), I’ve been assembling my video documentary for The Great American Road Trip piecemeal for your enjoyment.  In the meantime, I’ve also been working on a web design project that will bring in a little extra scratch and it’s all back to branding and selling myself in this lousy economy.  Carry on, good citizens!

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