Don’t Come Here A-Drinkin’
Sep09

Don’t Come Here A-Drinkin’

5 September 2016 Nashville Tennessee For two days I had a drinking problem. Well, actually two problems. But first.  Here I was in Hurricane Mills, after a visit the Loretta Lynn Dude Ranch.  I was only an hour west of Nashville and my next planned stop was Rosine Kentucky. Now, I will be in Nashville for six days for the Americana Music Conference and Festival at the end of the month but I would have very little time with a car there...

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You’re Lookin’ At Country
Sep08

You’re Lookin’ At Country

  4 September 2016 Hurricane Mills Tennessee I left Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home in Dyess Arkansas and made my way to the site celebrating another country music legend. The drive took about three hours with no break.  I thought about stopping overnight a couple of times on the way but nothing appealed.  So it was I pulled off the I-40 with about 15 minutes to go to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Just off the Interstate here were...

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Cash Up Front
Sep07

Cash Up Front

3 September 2016 Dyess Arkansas The stay-over at Marion Arkansas  (only 15 minutes by car north-west of Memphis) was refreshing. A late checkout and a coffee stop at nearby Funkee’s Cafe. I was determined not to repeat the errors of last night where my GPS had me travelling on a gravel road seemingly in the middle of nowhere.  However, there appeared to not be an alternative route on the GPS.  But I did find another way to get...

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From the Trail of Tears
Sep06

From the Trail of Tears

2 September 2016 Marion Arkansas My day started early.  I was awake way before dawn and decided I would do a little research before breakfast at my humble accommodations. By the time I was ready to eat, I strode to the breakfast counter (there were no seats) and perused the choices – sweet donuts in sealed plastic and packets of oats. Okay, I’ll give the oats a go, but there was no milk visible.  I asked about said dairy...

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Tulsa OK to Fort Smith AR
Sep06

Tulsa OK to Fort Smith AR

1 September 2016 Fort Smith Arkansas It was time to leave Tulsa, my main aim being achieved – a rewarding visit to that city’s excellent Woody Guthrie Centre.  It was also nice to take a look at that city which has a good feel about it, seeming to be in a state of economic and cultural incline. I took full advantage of a late hotel check-out as I nursed my laptop to extract as much output as possible.  Its battery has now...

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Woody Guthrie and Computers
Sep04

Woody Guthrie and Computers

  31 August 2016 Tulsa Oklahoma  A mixed bag of a day. That is to expected with the glorious uncertainty of travel . The high point was a visit to the Woody Guthrie Centre. I met the Executive Director of the facility Deana McCloud and she was good enough to show me some of the highlights of the Centre before leaving me to study the exhibits on my own. It was a fascinating insight into the man, his 3,000 songs, the tough...

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