I love America but there are
some parts of its highways where litter is a welcome visual break.
For all those people who thought I was crazy for taking this trip "so early
in the year" or "you're going a southern route, right?" I have this NEWS
flash: record-breaking 86 degree dry, awful heat all across Nebraska.
Spent several cool hours enjoying
the miniature Smithsonian in Minden called Pioneer Village. Acres,
buildings and collections of everything imaginable! Drug yourself
and get to Nebraska, then come to and see this place. I got to inspect
a sod house,something I've always wanted to do because my grandmother taught
school in such a structure. Walls must be nearly 3 feet thick and
the inside is surprisingly finished off with pure white. Cool inside
too. It was actually lovely. Over 300 cars here and Howard wanted
to see every one of them.
Back on I-80 where only the
loudest rock and roll on the CD deck could distract me from the burning
15: awoke in Room 137 America Inn in Council Bluffs, Iowa just over
the river from Nebraska. Needed psychologically to be in a different
I am attempting to work this
blasted coin operated internet machine at this truck stop--it has keys
sticky with beef jerky and smells of cigarettes. Have learned that
most of what you need is supplied by Mother Road if you will pay attention.
Free at McDonald's is mayonnaise that makes a good moisturizer and a paste
of sugar and honey is a great exfoliant. Lose your eye shadow--just rub
your finger on a truck tire and smudge it on. Advice like this and
much more, get your own copy of the Bad Girls Guide to the Open Road (Amazon).
This bad girl is way late getting started today and I'm paying by the minute
here and half the keys stick,never the same ones, so forgive the goofs
On Income Tax Day I am headed
east across Iowa! Best wished to ya'll in Oregon where I miss the
cool rain, believe it or not!