Pop-Culture Road-Trip Playlist Vol. 1

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Long ago Katy and I discovered that listening to audio books, interviews and other “speaking” broadcasts were better than music playlists in keeping us awake while traveling long distances.  This playlist is composed of 5 pop-culture features from NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jay Z Interview on Fresh Air…

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The Texas Expedition: South Padre Island

South Padre Island is lovely. It’s a giant pain in the ass to get to. After we left San Antonio we headed further south to South Padre Island which sits on the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Mexico border. We ended up having to make a detour into Corpus Christi to…

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The Texas Expedition: San Antonio, The Alamo and the Riverwalk

After we walked/drove around Waco (where one RV park owner told us that he “didn’t want us lowering his environment” once we told him we had a converted school bus) we headed south to San Antonio. When we had started planning (and I use that word very loosely) we knew…

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Our Visit to Battleship Park on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Skoolie parked in front of the USS Alabama.

It doesn’t take much to excite the 5 year-old-boy in me, and the promise of military equipment lying about ready to be touched and prodded by these hands was a little too much to resist. When I saw the sign for Battleship Park on the the I-10 causeway driving over…

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The Texas Expedition: Waco, Part 2

After the Waco Mammoths we decided to explore the city a little and, in particular, there was a bridge that Mike wanted to see. The Waco Mammoths are a little ways outside of town and we had passed a huge park on our way in so we stopped there on…

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The Texas Expedition: Waco, Part 1

After we left Arlington, we headed south to Waco, TX. We had been to Waco once before and clearly didn’t see the nice part of town (it was a night and day difference). We went primarily to see the Waco Mammoths. The Waco Mammoths is a National Monument and a…

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We Ride the Galveston – Port Bolivar Ferry

We were not sure if we could, but we decided to go for it. After driving north through Galveston Island all along the sea wall, we decided to exit the island through the ferry service. We did not know at the time if it was possible for a school bus…

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We’re Hitting the Road

We are finally (FINALLY!) leaving north Texas. The semester is done and there is nothing keeping us here anymore. Freedom! So, we’ve decided that since it’s unlikely that we’ll be going through Texas again anytime in the (even remote) future that we should get all of our sightseeing done. So we…

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Thanksgiving…Not in the Bus

We drove back down (this is getting to be a LOT of Florida-Texas driving) to Florida for the holiday to spend it with my (Katy’s) side of the family. I have a huge family and almost everyone was planning on getting together this year so I really wanted to be…

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Voting on the Road

This election cycle is insane. Just nuts. Mike and I really felt the need to vote. Mike love/hates politics. He ran for a low level office years ago and, in general, it’s something that he pays a lot of attention to. I don’t think that either of us have missed…

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