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Blue Highways

blue highways“I was going to stay on the three million miles of bent and narrow rural American two-lane, the roads to Podunk and Toonerville.  Into the sticks, the boondocks, the burgs, backwaters, jerkwaters, the wide-spots-in-the-road, the don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it towns.  Into those places where you say, ‘My God! What if I lived here!’ The middle of nowhere.”

In A Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson always combines interesting facts about his destinations with humor to make his travel journals both fun and informative.  Though In a Sunburned Country was written a number of years ago, I wanted to read it because Australia is to me, like many people that that I talk to, a destination to which I would like to travel.  I am not sure whether Bryson diminished or enhanced that wish.  This book is probably much like Australia itself…wonderful sections separated by long stretches of barren landscape. 

Highway Etiquette

Fresh from my experiences with Waiting Room Etiquette at my wife’s auto dealership I had the pleasure of logging around a thousand miles traveling to visit family over the last ten days.  Unfortunately I had to share this time with many other drivers.  I know that polls show that we all think we are superior drivers and we can do anything we want; the rules should only apply to the other guy.  In my case that is true, but the rest of you need to show some etiquette so that superior drivers like me can get to our destinations unimpeded.