Beth Visits America

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  • Come see what Beth's up to! She's living in her pickup truck (lovingly known as Tach), and rambling the byways and backroads of America. When she has money, that is. When she runs out, she stops and gets a job until she can drive on again. Stop in here, add your comments, and wish her the best. And heck, if you have a driveway, can she sleep in it?

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August 27, 2004



You should definitely get to Louisiana if only for New Orleans--it's not to be missed.

As for Texas, other than changing planes at DFW, my sole Texan experience was working a TV convention for a week in Houston...during which I got stranded at Gilley's nightclub with five other hardy souls and the cleaning crew. (Where they filmed "Urban Cowboy" burned down years ago.) I'd love to visit Austin, but my main Texan destination would be Larry McMurtry's bookstores in Archer City...I REALLY wanna go there.

Looking forward to the photos!


Ahhh, your muddin' comments brought back my wilder days. We used to go muddin' every Friday and Saturday night behind the Summer Twin Drive-In in Memphis.

I love reading about your Montana experience. I've been dreaming of Idaho, sheep, horses and no neighbors for the last couple of weeks.

Right now though the NW Florida Gulf Coast with no tourists would be heaven.


So. I think your dreams of interstates are rooted in what you don't like about interstates - the homoginazation of the trip. Interstates are all the same, no variation, no patience for variations, change, etc. Combine that with the small-town experience you've been having (your church experience especially - the "get our own in office" experience, not the others), and I'd say your dreams are reflective of fears of becoming less liberal, less adventurous, less impulsive, etc.

Now, since you've also just settled into a house after a long time on the road, this is a very understandable subconcious reaction. However, I'm not worried about you :-)


Not highways but planes.. ferries.. always trying to catch one to get somewhere... Or living in res at University again (I hated it).

sarah b.

If you do make it to Texas one day, I can show you around. I have lived in Dallas and now in Houston. I just completed a statewide scavenger hunt in which we hit Houston, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Austin and Fort Worth in one day. It was insane. Oh, and they go muddin' in Arkansas too, that's where I grew up and it was quite a pasttime. :-)


Exit 80. :)


Or even junction 45 and the A4067 :0)


Oh, I hope those repair guys get in there soon. And can't wait to see pics.


In Vermont we call it mud-bogging. Or really, mud-boggin'.


I never never dream about the road. (Ha!)
Last night I dreamed about a British Smorgasbord.

Wow- isn't that Huckleberry soda the best? Made in Kalispell I believe.
Go to 36 South Last Chance Gulch road sometime on a Saturday before 5 in Helena. No novelties only traditionals and oh so refreshing if you like wool.

What kind of cookies?


Hi Friend,
Sounds like you're settling in nicely...I can't wait to see pictures, either! Life on the island is winding down after a busy summer...bittersweet as the kids are all heading back to far away places...(though my laundry loads will certainly decrease!) Stay well! (ps...if you have any carpentry how to questions, Steve's a good instructor!!!!)


OK, so next time I'll read all of your posts before commenting, because this one answered all the questions I had. I hope you're getting enough rest, we don't want you to get sick. I'll call you soon.


Loved reading your Robert Earl Keen verses!! I live in Texas and absolutely love it. If you head down New Braunfels way, look me up! The road goes on forever and the party never ends...

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