Complimentary Valet?

“Here’s a tip…” – unknown Can you help me understand “complimentary” valet? The other weekend my friends and I went to dinner at Leon’s, a great little spot on upper King in Charleston, after an alumni event that we had gone to earlier in the evening. I was sporting white jeans – lord help me.…

Part 10: Heading Home

Part 10: Heading Home “Anything you have read about the Grand Canyon is a lie. Language falters and dies before the fact. The experience is inexpressible in words. The Grand Canyon is its own language written across space, causality and time. See how puny these words are. Do not believe them. Go there.” – Amil…

Part 9: Take Out

Part 9: Take Out “Too many times we stand aside and let the waters slip away, until what we put off ’til tomorrow has now become today. So don’t you sit upon the shoreline and say you’re satisfied, choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tide.” – Garth Brooks, The River Ugh.…

Part 8: The Lower Canyon, Days 12-13

Part 8: The Lower Canyon, Days 12-13 “One hundred and seventy-nine miles downstream from Lee’s Ferry, directly below Toroweap Overlook, the greatest river in the West runs up against a picket line of submerged boulders, roars over the edge, and detonates. This is Lava Falls, a quarter-mile stretch of white water that is considered by…

Part 6: The Lower Canyon, Days 8-9

Part 6: The Lower Canyon, Days 8-9 “When your spirit cries for peace, come to a world of canyons deep in an old land; feel the exultation of high plateaus, the strength of moving water, the simplicity of sand and grass, and the silence of growth.” – August Fruge The sound of an irritated rattlesnake…

Last Day in Nashville, TN

“Dark and silent late last night, I think I might have heard the highway calling, geese in flight and dogs that bite, and signs that might be omens say I’m going, going I’m gone to Carolina in my mind” – James Taylor Miles traveled: 0.0 Today is day 50 of my road trip and also…

Nashville, Day 3

“Oh, Dixie Land, I hope you understand, When I miss my Carolina Home, And I’ve been away way too long, I can’t see this world unless I go, Outside my Southern Comfort Zone.” – Brad Paisley Miles traveled: 20.4 I started my day today going to a little hidden gem in Nashville – a state…

Nashville, Day 2

“Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything” – Dave Matthews Band Miles traveled: 0.0 Today was another great day in the city of Nashville! After breakfast, I made my way back downtown to the Sobo area to walk around and browse the ridiculously voluminous selection of boots. Lots and…