Archive for the ‘On the Road’ Category

Modern beatniks?

April 23, 2010

The folks at Tillamook cheese have fielded an effort that sounds like professionals going “on the road.”

Wish I could have applied for a job with them.

It didn’t work

January 9, 2010

I tried posting images on Flickr so that I could add them to the column I posted on Daily Kos.  It didn’t work.  Here are some other photos of “Oceana” on Shattuck Ave., in Berkeley

Crossing the craft

January 9, 2010

The U Haul tourist attractions

July 27, 2009

If you have seen the U Haul trailers with interesting tourist attractions stories on the side you may want to look up the source for these great “on the road” stories from around the U. S. and Canada.

The URL for the Canadian WWII secret project known as Project Habbakuk (making a ship using ice) is at

The main page with icons for all their stories is at:

Fans of unusual stories and attractions will enjoy this collection.

Music for Digital Kerouacs who are “on the road”

July 27, 2009

For those of  you using a push pin on a map at home, I’m going down to L. A. Monday.

The disk jockey will be playing Dave Dudley’s “Six Days on the Road”

Youtube automatically generated the song “People Are Crazy” (are they insinuating something about me?)

Naturally we gotta play Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”

While we were listening to Comet Radio while staying in Kalgoorlie we heard them play Bobby Bare’s “500 miles from home.”  It seemed to us we were farther away than that.

One road song that most kids will never have heard of is Red Sovine’s “Phantom 309”

Sometimes you pick up new music while on the road.  While we were in Freo (Fremantle Western Australia), we learned about Seasick Steve.  It’s called “Started out with nothing” as in:  “I started out with nothing and I got most of it left . . . .”  (Ain’t that the truth?) 

Of course, to get to Australia, you get there fastest if you fly.  So we will play Silver Wings

Good thing that “I love L. A.’

To be continued .  .  .

Another “face in the window”

July 26, 2009

Recently we posted a picture (over at our photos site

a photo taken in the Haight Ashbury section of San Francisco that had a window with an odd face showing.

Tonight we found the story of a courthouse with a portrait that is etched in one of its windows.

A slave was looking out the window at a potential lynch crowd.  At that moment a bolt of lightening hit and etch a portrait of the frightened fellow into the pane of glass.

Here is a link to a web page with photos and more details of this incredible story.

Hitchin’ a ride

June 18, 2009

While we are running items about online sources for “on the road” information, let us not forget


It has all sorts of pages to investigate. So, what are you waiin’ for? Click the link already!

What became of the Monk?

June 18, 2009

One of the great “on the road” pioneers on the Internet was Monk magazine. Two guys traveled about putting out a real magazine from their moble office. They now do web consulting (as pioneers are entitled to do). You can find out some of the Monk history by exploring around on this site:

On the Road websites

June 17, 2009

We love beatniks and “on the road” information of all sorts. Recently we saw that Rand McNally had a blog with an entry about barf bags and, since we had posted a similar item, we took a look at their blog.

In fact checking for this, we found a lenghty list of blog links

Another good source for “on the road” stuff is Roadside America here is there web site

Runaway to join a hippie commune?

June 9, 2009

If the thought of running away from your life and joining a hippie commune appeals to you, then you might want to start fact finding by going to this URL:

[Update added on Sept. 1, 2010:  If living in a lighthouse is more your style try this post

and this URL   Good luck!]