Well, I was supposed to just drive across the country, but I got stuck in snowstorms no less than five times, so the trip ended up taking well over two months. First, the highway was shut down due to high winds, in Oregon. Then, I got snowed in, in Idaho, Utah, and then Colorado, subsequently. By the time I got to Nebraska spring was starting, … Continue reading Try Driving A Rear Wheel Drive BMW Across The Country In Winter
When traveling across Iowa, the best I can tell you to expect is farm land, and truck stops You either get this: Or you get this: However, if you show up on a particular windy day, like I did, you’ll get learn the real meaning of Iowa, which is “Iowa lotta freakin money on this truck and fifth wheel and the wind destroyed it.” You … Continue reading Get Blown… By the Wind – Traveling Across Iowa
I took off to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in Philly, and was greeted with a city swarming with Secret Service officers, thousands of people clogging the sidewalks, and this is the only photo I managed to get because the entire affair happened during a torrential downpour rain storm. Rather than dwell on the weather, I decided to enjoy a phenomenal, and superbly prepared, steak … Continue reading Make No Mistake: This Is Great Steak
I was looking for a particular set of headphones. They only had them in one store in Richmond, Virginia, so I took of in pursuit of my prize, isolation at minus twenty-nine decibels. At some point I got on the phone with my Mom, and I was driving at the same time — using hands free mode, of course — when I went to get … Continue reading Wrong Turn Right Direction: Take A Trip To Okracoke Island
How many times have you gone to a friends house, patiently sat there listening to them rave about how their local pizza shop is the best pizza money can buy, only to dig into the first bite and be led into a world of disappointment, frustration and doubt by the awful, tasteless mess of dough, sauce, and cheese piled up on your plate, as your … Continue reading A Dish Best Served Up Piping Hot: The Best Pizza On The Planet Outside of NYC
It was late one afternoon in Mountain View, California when one of the first-generation Google self-driving cars sped past me going more than the posted speed limit. I though to myself, I wonder how long it will be until someone programs one of those things to become a Godless killing machine? I realized, I wonder how many people one of these evil self driving cars … Continue reading Night of the Godless Killing Machines: Google Self Driving Cars – Mountain View, Ca
I love the village of Carmel, California. There is so much artistic and Hollywood history there, including being the place where Clint Eastwood was mayor, after he ran on the typical Eastwood badassery platform of legalizing the sales of ice cream cones by street vendors. He won. In all of the excitement, he lost count, did he want two scoops, or only one? He had … Continue reading You’ve Got To Ask Yourself One Question: Should I Visit Carmel, California?