On the road again. This time I’m driving from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic — Seaside, Ore., to Jacksonville, Fla. This may take awhile. It’s a nice time of year to be piloting a late-model SUV across this great country of ours. But along the way I keep seeing Trump signs, and, occasionally, people waving Trump banners from overpasses. I see “Hillary for Prison” stickers on […]
I’m getting ready to hit the road. It’s mid-June in Florida, which means it’s time to decamp to a cooler clime. Since airfares back to the homeland are north of $900, this year I’ll be driving. I just hope the car is up to it. We have two cars: one 16 years old, the other 10. They’re both roadworthy, but they’re also both old enough that I […]
We have arrived in Missoula, Mont., after trekking 2,600 miles or so across this great nation of ours in a red Nissan Altima. The car is slightly worse for the wear; yesterday a chunk of wood detached itself from a logging truck on I-90 and knocked out the passenger-side mirror. So at least part of Day One in the Coolest City in the West will be spent […]
The photo contest has come to a close (finally), and the winner is Deb, with a total of 20 points. First runner-up is Mike, with a total of 18. I’ll be sending Deb the fabulous first prize of $50 tomorrow. For everybody else, I can award second prize right now: A big thank-you for playing along. I had a lot of fun doing it, although it did […]
The building looks suspiciously new, but this is said to be the boyhood home of an American legend. Back then, of course, there were a lot fewer souvenir stores in the neighborhood. The body of water barely visible in the background played a big role in the life of this great American. For one point, who am I talking about? For three points — and the end […]
This modest home has a strange painting hanging in the living room: It depicts a former owner of the house at the moment of his death. For one point, where is this house and who was the former owner? For three points, name the actor who most recently portrayed the former owner in a movie.
The path up this grassy slope is dotted with white markers. Even more markers are clustered at the top of the hill, which is out of view here. They seem to have some historical significance. For one point, name the location of this photo and the significance of the markers. For three points, provide the geographic coordinates of this location, down to degrees and minutes. (Seconds aren’t […]