The Frozen Confederacy

Day Five. Monday Jan. 1 Vicksburg On our New Year’s Day drive from Memphis to Vicksburg, we looked in vain for a lunch spot. Everything was shuttered for the holiday. Finally at 3 p.m. we found a faded sign for “Simply Southern Café and Grill” in Grenada, MS. It was a...

So much to share, so little time

When you’re driving across the country, dodging trucks all day on the Interstate, it’s hard to keep up with the blog. Here is a photo from today, with a promise that we will post great stories in the future about our visits in Mississippi, Louisiana, and...

A Rock N Roll New Years

Monday Jan. 1, 2018 Day Five: New Year’s Eve at Graceland (part two) It turned out that the real New Year’s Eve party was in the lobby, where piano player Rob Haynes was bringing Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and Elvis back to life. He was banging the keyboard...
And So It Begins

And So It Begins

“You do not take a trip. The trip takes us.”—John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley Thursday Dec. 28, 2017: Day One: The Cold Start: We left Boston on this bright sunny Thursday morning, hoping to say goodbye as quickly as possible to its temperature: only 6 degrees F....
Road Trip: The Plan

Road Trip: The Plan

We are driving across America! As 2018 begins, we will be starting in snowy Boston and heading West to San Francisco. Along the way we hope to learn more about current state of our beautiful, embattled and deeply divided country. Check back for updates and...