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No Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’

12 hour flight from San Francisco to Narita, Tokyo. That’s where the trouble starts. Exhausted and hung over, we then spend 5 hours going through Covid procedures. We being Japanese citizens and permanent residents, no tourists nor strolling foreigners are … Continue reading

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Well Done Truck!

So we did it! I set off in early January with great trepidation; was the truck up to such an ambitious trip, was I up to it or were we both too shagged out? The truck has done 180,000 miles … Continue reading

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Sugar Pie

I am now very much west-side but before I forget, here are some of the ways that the womenfolk of the South and the Mid West addressed me. Sugar Pie, Sugar, Sweetie, Honey, Honey Child, Baby, Sweetheart, My Lovely, Darlin, … Continue reading

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Rubble

I have come through California, Arizona, New Mexico, lots of Mexico,Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, a little bit of Oklahoma and Colorado. I have seen hundreds of pro Trump posters and signs. The only Biden … Continue reading

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Bear Meat

How can those title words be pronounced so differently yet contain the same ae vowel core? English spelling is hard to follow. Instead, I follow Highway 160 across the plains and finally into the Rockies. The plains are wonderful! Big. … Continue reading

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Go West, Old Man!

The frequency of posts depends on the speed of available wifi. Uploading lots of photos is only bearable if there is a reasonably good signal. I have been sleeping in the camper a lot and so no posts. This means … Continue reading

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Camaro

I make it to Charlotte NC. Well done truck! I spend time with son Ben. He is doing so well and I am very proud of him. What’s more he has a 2000 Camaro with a 5.7 liter V8. He … Continue reading

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You Ain’t Lost, Y’all in Mississippi!

Too much has happened to describe adequately. Here are a few snatches of the drive, so far, from Corpus Christi to Charlotte. It is a completely inadequate summary. Jogging through Texas I stop at Goliad, site of the famous massacre … Continue reading

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Whoop,Whoop!

The Whooping Crane is one of the rarest birds in the USA.  A few hundred migrate down from Canada to the marshes around Rockport Texas. I am here to see them. I book a trip on a Whooping Crane boat … Continue reading

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Lonesome Dove

Suddenly I find myself crossing over the Rio Grande into the USA. In Mexico it is hot but I can see a cold front rolling in from the North as I chat to the friendly but firm customs guy. By … Continue reading

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