Or more crazy than what I already am.
This is a picture of me looking somewhat sane. Looks can be deceiving.
Dusty was supposed to be the navigator. He fell asleep on the job many times.
Most of the driving was through long stretches of barren highway, especially in Arizona and New Mexico. Wide Open Spaces, just like that song from the Dixie Chicks.
Who doesn't know what I'm talking about
Who's never left home who's never struck out
To find a dream and a life of their own
A place in the clouds a foundation of stone
Many precede and many will follow
A young boy's dream no longer hollow
It takes the shape of a place out West
But what it holds for him he hasn't yet guessed
He needs wide open spaces
Room to make his big mistakes
He needs new faces
He knows the high stakes
He traveled this road as a child
Wide-eyed and grinning he never tired
With apologies to the Dixie Chicks, I changed the gender.
This was a strange sign in the middle of nowhere. Give me truth or consequences? I'd rather have the truth and not have to worry about the consequences. Consequences tend to suck. The truth sucks too but less so.
I'm sure you've heard it.
Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
And such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me
Come on, baby, don’t say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me
We may lose and we may win though
We will never be here again
So open up, I’m climbin’ in, so take it easy
Dusty was very appreciative of the green grass by the Welcome to Winslow sign. He thought it was a great area to take a pee break.
Definitely NOT an Eagles fan! There is even a memorial to the song. This is the biggest tourist attraction in town and probably the only reason why anyone visits Winslow. Why would anyone live here? In the middle of nowhere and I didn't see any movie theaters.
Welcome to the South. What in the hell is a Thump Queen? Apparently it has something to do with watermelons.
Good luck Ariel!
Finally made it to New Orleans. This is a great city if you like to party and puke in the streets.
Finally crossed into Georgia. It was hot and humid but I was very excited to be in a different state that I could call home for at least the next month.
The whole day through (the whole day through)
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)
I said a Georgia, Georgia
A song of you (a song of you)
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines
But there's also Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips.
This is a very sad song about giving up on your dreams.
He kept dreaming that some day he'd be a star
But he sure found out the hard way that dreams don't always come true
So he pawned all his hopes and even sold his old car
For a one way ticket back to the life he once knew
Oh yes he did, he said he would
He's leaving on that midnight train to Georgia
I'm not ready to take the midnight train quite yet.
Hmmmm, I better get to work.