Over the past couple of years, Alex and I have driven along a lot of roads around the country. I don’t mind driving too much, especially if I’m in an area I’ve not seen before.

As a kid in the 1960s and early 1970s, our family did a number of road trips, something that was popular in that era before flying everywhere became so common. I especially remember the car breakdowns; a timing chain got stripped in the motor when we were driving through Louisiana; another time, the car overheated in the desert area of northern Mexico, not far from the U.S. border. A kindly Mexican family let us join in an outdoor cookout while someone fixed the car.

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Carl Martin


Great topic, Mike.

.01: Lawyer billboards: Pam and I saw a sign about a year ago, and I could not stop laughing; "If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident......".

.02: Construction Delays: I never expect otherwise.

.03: Flat-Straight interstate roads: I immediately thought of the drive from Atlanta to Chattanooga.

.04 Non-Interstate, intriguing drives: Too many for me to list, but I will say this, I have met many new friends and learned a lot of new information by what I term "Wandering." Life lessons off the beaten path.

Jay from Jefferson

Wow! First an ode to dirt roads and now one to just driving in general. Great use of your platform. I didn't make it to reading the end of this "story". Is this what's important?

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