* 13 … ROAD TRIP RUSH (04/29/2011)
Days later, the two brothers hadn’t made any definitive plans for the road trip. The youngest was still waiting for WSM to let him know if they’d set it up so he could do broadcasts along the way. But, both brothers had plenty of thoughts rushing through their minds.
The younger brother had already envisioned broadcasts from various places, including the museum in Pontiac IL, Becky’s Barn just south of Springfield IL, Rich’s Rabbit Ranch just north of St Louis MO, Cuba MO, Devil’s Elbow MO, the Munger Moss Hotel in Lebanon MO, Gary Turner’s place in Paris Springs MO, Joplin MO, 4 Women On the Route in Galena KS, Laurel’s Afton Station in Oklahoma, Tulsa OK, the Rock Cafe in Stroud OK, Oklahoma City OK, the museums in Clinton OK and Elk City OK, the Sand Hills Curiosity Shop in Erick OK, the museum in McLean TX, The Big Texan in Amarillo TX, The MIdPoint Cafe in Adrian TX, the Sunset Motel in Moriarty NM, Albuquerque NM, the Wigwam in Holbrook AZ, “Standing on the corner” in Winslow AZ, Flagstaff AZ, Williams AZ, the Snow Cap and Angel’s place in Seligman AZ, the general store in Hackberry AZ, Kingman AZ with Jim Hinckley as a special guest, Oatman AZ, Needles CA, the museums in Barstow CA and Victorville CA, and the Wigwam in Rialto CA.
Meanwhile, the oldest brother had a skeletal itinerary written, having contacted several people already, with help offered along the way. But, he knew that he needed to be flexible, particularly now with his young brother joining him for this journey of a lifetime. The eldest had originally planned 2 weeks for the trip, but he was quickly figuring out that the more time they could take, the better. He had also envisioned driving his 1976 Caprice Classic, but he began to wonder if it would be wiser to rent a newer car, perhaps something fun….