Last call: Our friends need your support for winning. Check out their video above and vote for them in that contest for winning three gigs.
They’re still in quite early stages of their (hopefully) upcoming career - which you could kinda kickstart with just one click. Even though you’ll need an FB account.
You can vote every 24 hours, voting closes on May 21st.
When you’re on a long trip you usually don’t have too many clothes with you. From time to time you end up wearing that shirt again and since you’re on the road with friends and as long as you don’t wear plain colored shirts only you may start to hear some jokes about that shirt.
At least that’s what happened with Tyler.
If you followed our blog for some time even you may have noticed his nice blue polo shirt. The one with the white numbers on it. Yes, this one:
We may have started our joking earlier on but definitely after that lady came along (I guess it was around Yellowstone NP) and asked him, what that 1975 would mean.
This pic proves our obsession with 1975:
So: Think well what to pack before heading off to that trip.
If you fancy to support a local band in a contest just head over and vote for our friends Soliloquies.
I really like their video, which is a result of ten days between the idea and the upload.
..you got plenty of time on your hand to take pictures. Besides looking out the window at corn and soy fields that is. Maybe at some point someone may eventually get bored a bit.
But being bored wouldn’t be something to write about would it. So I dug deep in my photo library to come out with some pics. Of course the shots aren’t really good, usually you only have seconds to get the camera ready and shoot. Which may or may not be enough to catch the whole story.
Thanks to a traffic jam we got those guys pretty easy:
We didn’t have a chance to see the difference, but had a good day nevertheless.
The interesting thing on a trip like ours is, that you see so many strange things that leave you back wondering about other peoples life. What are they up to? Why are they doing .. things? Like who needs a whole bus with an SUV attached to it, when they’re on a holiday?
Coming up next are some shots that may show you things you got used to. But not us, as strangers to that country. And of course some shots of us, trying to look amazing.
Stay tuned. And of course you can always ask us for stories. We got plenty to tell, but sometimes we are a bit close-mouthed.
Yeah, that was one perfect evening.
It started with the only place to eat along the coast for a few dozen miles (yes, basically this is enough said). A crowded place, us waiting in the entrance, with the menu at hand. Hungry.
As you can see, Bud still tries to sparkle the general mood with an over confident look.
But even Bud’s mood darkened rapidly when the waitress led us to the table, where we placed our orders:
Tyler: Fish à la chef du maison.
Bud and Fred (well, that’s me): Entrecôte.
Yes, we should’ve known better. Eating beef along the coast may or may not be the best choice. Truth is that this time it actually didn’t since both dishes were, well, awful. But convince yourself:
Until Tyler got his missing fork, we were almost done with our “entrcôte” and he really liked, meanwhile coldish, “fish”.
Yeah, maybe we should’ve checked on Google before stopping there. But no worries, the place seems to be closed until now. Maybe there’s a reason for that.
Gone tomorrow by Lambchop.
They recently played in a nearby city and it was one of the (if not the) best concert I’ve been so far.
My currently favorite line comes from another song by them: Buttons
I used to know your girlfriend
Back when you used to have a girlfriend
She was nice and you were not
But I was the big prick back then too
Now she’s had another baby
And her life has gone sub-urban
And I wonder what she thinks of
When she thinks back now of you
How about something a bit faster? 1 song, 18 minutes of great guitar play (as far as I can tell from what I actually know about music) and thoughtful lyrics.
And on the road 18 minutes take you as far as 21 miles (right know impressed by Wolfram Alpha), which is quite a bit on a ˜7’000 miles journey.
A friend of mine asked me to share some good music. Definitely Bud wouldn’t agree on some (or maybe most) of the tracks, but then again it’s not him posting here.
..and now for something really American..
Before we tried to catch our breath at Badlands NP we crossed that Mississippi and got caught in that tourist trap shortly thereafter.
Muellers General Store promised Buffalo Burger, which we connected with the picture of free range buffalo lurching around the prairie, relaxed, easy, no hormones and antibiotics. A treatment that must lead, at least we assumed, to a delicious patty of bufalo meat on a tasty fresh bun garnished with thinly sliced onions, tomatoes (uhm, not for me, please), pickles, accompanied by golden french fries. Well, you’re getting the point.
The chef didn’t. Actually that burger isn’t really worth being mentioned and being remembered by anyone.
PS: That picture of Tyler was taken before he enjoyed dinner. And that prairie in the background is only a painting. Not the real thing.
And now for something more easy. Like this delicious salmon with capers, onion rings and cheese. We got it served by a great nice and friendly waitress over at the Bridgewater in Florence, OR.
Together with some decent local beer. Maybe white wine would’ve been a better fit, but hey, you gotta care about your image, no?
Speaking of cheap food.
Of course we had to visit Wal Mart. Everything in there was huge. I really mean huge, even the pants would fit two of us in one leg. But to whom am I explaining, you’re mostly from the States anyways, at least the stats say so.
But while it’s cheap it’s open for 24/7, which may be a good thing. Say you realize at 2am you want cook a Brasato al vino right now. Then again, does it sell wine? I guess it doesn’t, at least not during night, but I may be wrong on this one.
Anyway. I’m getting way too political here, which doesn’t suit me too good. Sometimes it just gets on me and I do not understand. So if you do: Feel free to explain. Thank you.