These musicians met while we were
waiting for the bus to be serviced, I think in Denver. The one in pink
has a great voice and a nice sound. After playing for a while I heard
her say something like "I need more sing along songs." "Nobody wants to
hear about my love life right now."
I don't remember seeing all these
windmills last time I took I-80 across the west.
It was hard to miss the anti-Bush bias
of the book I was reading, Bush League of Nations by James A. Swanson.
It had much more detail than I had seen before about things like which
nations were part of the coalition when we went into Iraq in '03, when
they dropped out and why.
I was in Reno, Nevada when the TV set in the bus station featured a
live news conference with Bush. I think the comment captured above was
in response to a question about $147/barrel oil. The price hit that
level for the first time while I was in Chicago, as you can see in the
clipping I found a few weeks later.
It wasn't long after I took the above
picture that I started finding chatter with fellow travelers more
interesting than the boob tube.
One of my goals for the trip was to take a picture of a gas station
with gas at $4.20. I'd wanted to do that earlier in California, but the
price had rocketed past that number while I wasn't watching. This was
the closest thing to the picture I wanted I was able to come up with.
The lowest gas price I saw on the whole trip was about $3.869,
somewhere in Wyoming or Colorado. As I type this California's price is
more like $4.50ish, so it will have to fall a lot for me to get that