Entries tagged with “USA”.


My latest piece on Crikey is up: Swimming across Texas. :-)

Here are a few bonus photos of our time in vorTexas:

We'll take what water we can find, like so many before us...

West Texan gardening

Off to the Big Texan, Texan style

The Jonai were here - to be painted over momentarily by the Jones...

Cadillac Ranch - 'cos Texas is good at farming cars

Blowout in the RockVan - disaster art. ;-)

I’ve been remiss again – here are my last two posts for Crikey on Road Trip USA:

The Appalachians: highs, lows & barbecue

and

Road Trip USA from New Orleans to the Bayou

Hope you enjoy! When I’m not sheltering from the intense heat of Texas and access some wifi, I’ll pop up some bonus pics, but until then, here’s one of my faves.

'gator on the bayou

The towering grandeur of the Rocky Mountains are justifiably famous, but when one hears of the Appalachians more often than not it’s accompanied with a chuckle, a  “isn’t that Deliverance country?” quip and perhaps a knowing comment about duelling banjos. With my west-coast lenses, I even figured it was no big deal to drive straight across them the day after our new brakes and distributor were ready for what was meant to be a probationary run.

It’s a good thing the 34-year-old RockVan was up to the task, because it was a monumental one. The Appalachians are wickedly steep and curvy even if by Rocky standards they aren’t that high. They are also intensely, deeply and gloriously green.

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I’m not really keeping up with writing about the big RoadTripUSA just yet, but here’s my latest piece on Crikey, detailing the first week of repairs on the RockVan in Front Royal, Virginia. You can check out the earlier posts there too if you haven’t already…

I promise more updates on food, farms and reflections on culture soon!