Gut Rumbles
 

August 03, 2004

i'm packed

I believe that I will blog a lot today. I've got all my shit in one sock and I'm ready to fly to Seattle tomorrow morning. I'm going to do something that I've wanted to do all my life. I'm going to see my country, with a friend that I love like a brother. We have no deadlines and no places we have to be. We'll just go where we feel like going when we feel like going. It's Easy Rider in a hot-rod Mustang convertable.

I hope to meet a few bloggers on this trip and I already have several phone numbers that I intend to call if I am in their general vicinity. I've never had a bad experience doing that. If I show up, I won't ask you for room and board (don't let my clothes fool you---I have plenty of money) but I wouldn't mind buying you a lunch or just stopping by your house to say hello and chew the fat for a while.

I'm taking my laptop with me and I intend to BLOG ACROSS AMERICA. I want to describe what I see and tell of my adventures. I don't know how much posting I'll be able to do, but I'll do it when I can, and I'll have everything on the laptop when I get back home if I can't post on the way.

I may be off the radar screen for a while, but when I get back to the Crackerbox, you can depend on a lot of Gut Rumbling. I have no idea which way we'll go from Seattle to Savannah, and I like it that way. We'll just play it on the first bounce and see what happens. Hell--- we might even end up in Key West.

Recondo says that he wants to go through Nebraska on the way back. I have no idea why. I can see all the goddam cornfields I want to see right here in Effingham County, Georgia. But what the hell--- I've never been to Nebraska. If that's where he wants to go, we'll go.

I just wish I had the chance to do this when I was 25 years old.

(UPDATE More phone numbers keep rolling in on my email. Are you people SURE you want to meet me?)

(Another Update: If I take everybody up on the offers for beer, I won't remember anything about my trip. But, what the fuck. You only go around once in life.)

Comments

Man after my own heart! Remember when in Dallas are give a call or shoot an e mail!
~Chelle

Posted by: Chelle on August 3, 2004 10:07 AM

I'll email you my phone number. Let me buy you a beer while you're in Seattle!

Posted by: Raging Dave on August 3, 2004 10:42 AM

Me and the band have a gig on Aug. 16. If you're still on the road, and in the Memphis area, stop in and say hello!

Posted by: Mike on August 3, 2004 10:52 AM

Aw, c'mon Rob. Galveston, Texas ain't all that much of a detour!

*heh*

Jim
Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on August 3, 2004 11:07 AM

If you really want to see the country and are heading to Seattle anyway, drive up to Bellingham and take the Alaska Marine Highway System up to Juneau. It will knock your socks off.

Posted by: Brian on August 3, 2004 11:46 AM

If you're up in Massachusetts, A-man, send me an e-mail and let me know. I'll shoot you my phone number and we'll see who can drink more: a cracker or a damyankee!

Posted by: Ripper on August 3, 2004 12:25 PM

Damn A-man, you're on a travellin' roll! That road trip sounds like a ton of fun too. Hope you guys have as good of a time (if not better) on it as you did in CR. Sounds like it'll be a whole different experience though and that's a good thing.

Have a great time! Update us when ya can!

Posted by: Marcl on August 3, 2004 12:26 PM

Have a blast. I recently made a mini-road trip in a convertible, from Annapolis to Milwaukee and back, and had a great time.

Posted by: Dan on August 3, 2004 12:26 PM

no offense, but I'd stay the hell away from SE Texas right now. it's hotter than BALLS in Houston this time of the year and not pleasant at all.

Posted by: girl on August 3, 2004 12:29 PM

I've been known to take round-about ways home to drive through new states. It's my personal goal to urinate outside in the open on every one of them. It's my way of reminding myself that this is -MY- country.

Posted by: Justin Buist on August 3, 2004 12:30 PM

I highly recommend a trip to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands. Also, it has one of the best brew pubs I've ever been in.

Take the Victoria Clipper from Seattle. You will not be disappointed.

Safe Trip!!!

Posted by: Sam on August 3, 2004 12:46 PM

A-man,

If you do stop in the People's Republic of MA and have a drinking contest with Ripper, let me know - I'll be the designated driver...

(Okay, okay, I just want to get my hands on the hot rod 'Stang, but the offer stands anyways...)

Posted by: Jay G (a.k.a. Guy) on August 3, 2004 01:04 PM

If you head north from Seattle, let me know and we can put you and Recondo32 & company up at our farm, feed you, show you the sights, etc... We are about two hours from downtown Seattle and 45 minutes from Bellingham.

I will email you our phone number at your yahoo account.

Dave

Posted by: DaveH on August 3, 2004 01:59 PM

I have a new girl friend , she has pretty feet and painted toes, she loves to fish,drinks beer and smokes. Go west and avoid Charleston.

Posted by: James Old Guy on August 3, 2004 02:09 PM

I agree with Brian. You are going all the way to Seattle and not taking a week to visit Alaska? You are missing out! Hop on the Alaska Marine Highway and tour southeast Alaska. It's an adventure you will NEVER forget.

Posted by: Alaska Kim on August 3, 2004 07:27 PM

1) Yeah, I'm sure I want to meet you! How many times do you get to sit down with a self-admitted Southern asshole in Seattle? I'm looking forward to a conversation that'll make the local's heads explode!

2) If you're going to drink, it helps to have a local who knows the watering holes around. That would be me.

You got my number.

Posted by: Raging Dave on August 3, 2004 09:33 PM
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