Sunday, June 13, 2010
All of this would never have been as much fun without my co-driver-for-life, Marianne. She is the best of sports. Freezing, broiling, soaking, and holding it in when there just isn’t a place to stop. Not many women would put up with this with her enthusiasm and good humor for these thirty years plus. Gra mo chroi mo Mari!
Road Trippin' an Introduction
Hi, I'm Steve and I'm a Road Tripper. I've even written a book, called curiously enough, Road Trippin'. So, what is a Road Trip, anyway? A question of almost Talmudic proportions. Well then, let's talk Road Trips. Not the "Load-the-Kids-in-the-Mini-Van-Turn-on-the-DVD-and-Rush-to-Some-Far-Off-Theme-Park-Eating-Fast-Food-All-the-Way-on-the-Interstate-with-the-Cruise-Control-On-and-Yakking-on-Cell-Phone-Road-Trips;” trips that sadly confirm John Steinbeck's prediction: "soon, we will be able to drive coast to coast and never see anything." No, real Road Trips. Road Trips on back roads. Road Trips eating at Mom and Pop diners. Road Trips of odd souvenir stands and picnic lunches. Road Trips of spectacular scenery where the journey itself is the reward, and to top it off, you have to do it in a Real Car. In my case, its a 1960 Triumph TR3 with racing windscreens, no top, loud exhaust, stiff suspension, and at times in the past, questionable reliability. Your vehicle may differ. Oh Yeah, let's make the Road Trip a LONG one. At least a couple of hundred miles in a day. Now that’s what Road Trips are about!
And, that's what this blog is about. I'm a bit new to the whole blogging thing, I'm more than a bit of a neo-luddite so if I violate any blog etiquette, or step on any toes, I'm sorry. Mostly. If you have an interest in Road Trips, and especially in my book, please feel free to visit our website for more information on the book, our fine art photography, and a listing of stores carrying Road Trippin' as well as Art Fairs and events were we will be appearing.
Thanks for stopping by, Have Fun and Be Safe!