Yes, I Love Adventure!
Yes, I Love Adventure!
Yekaterinburg, Russia – September, 1996
Why So Delirious?
From June to September
Vienna to Moscow
Moscow to Siberia
Siberia to Moscow
Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod to Boston
Boston for a week then back
to Moscow, back to Nizhny
back to Moscow then to
the administrative center
of the Urals, Yekaterinburg
I’m tired, it’s getting cold
and the heat isn’t on yet
October 1997, Moscow, Russia
Two days before this photo was taken, I was on vacation in Atlanta, Georgia where it was a nice 70 degrees . I returned to Moscow —where I lived and worked. On the flight back, as the plane made its final approach, l looked at all the snow on the ground covering the entire city. That is when I remembered, I left my overcoat in the trunk of the rental car at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta.
in the middle of her
“seat back forward
and seat belts fastened” speech,
our flight attendant went “HiC”
“i’ll have what she’s having…”
said the guy sitting in the seat
next to me
“i guess it’s 5 o’clock somewhere”
by Jerry Johnson
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My First Road Trip – Boston Massachusetts
“I would love to travel around the world like you do”
Like I said in my previous posts, I hear that a lot.
I wrote of driving to Boston. I wrote of leaving Stamford, Connecticut and taking a long route.
I drove past Waterbury, Connecticut. The scene of that town from my car window looked like it was painted by Norman Rockwell.
I sped right along until I saw the skyline of Hartford. It was a large city. A lot of tall modern day structures adorned the crest of the cityscape. Standing tall was one long spire that looked like it was transported from the 1940’s. It definitely looked older than the rest of the buildings.
The base of it rose about 15 stories high. The shape of the base was like a rectangular box standing on its end. The texture of the frame looked like concrete and plaster formed into a stone like clay. Large windows adorned each story of the base. Sitting on the base were four thin, tall layers stacked upon each other. Each stack became thinner thus few forming the spire. A long communications antenna mounted the tip.
I drove past. It was no longer in my peripheral. I thought about it a long time as I sped up highway 84 North. I didn’t think it was a high rise apartment complex. I thought it may have belonged to a corporation. A bank? Perhaps it was the home of one or more of the many insurance institutions that pervaded the town.
I drove on. My next milestone would be highway 90 in Massachusetts. The Mass Turnpike. My stomach began to churn in pain. I sat up straight as I felt my equilibrium wobble from the pounding thud in my digestive system. After a few minutes, the pain went away. I worried as I thought about my last Doctor visit. I regained my composure and continued driving.
Stay tuned for the next post…