The Massphalt Trucker

Interstate highways are fine if you're in a hurry. Otherwise, they are boring and filled with truckers with bad attitudes. We were in a traffic Jam on the Mass Thruway near Boston, where mean aggressive drivers are legendary. We overheard this exchange on our CB Radio: "What's the holdup on southbound?" "Same old shit, nothing …

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Druids, Drunks, Pirates and Summer’s End

After spending extended time in the relative solitude of Canada's national parks, we turned south to Ohio. For the heck of it, we decided to spend a few days in Maine to visit Acadia National Park, and eat lobster. There is lobster to be had in Canada of course, but in the Maritimes they eat …

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All Bottled Up

In Ohio, August is all about hot dusty days and unrelenting humidity. In Canada, this particular August has not displayed the kind of heat I am used to. The days have been sunny and clear, with a brisk wind that is a breath of autumn to come. We have been on Prince Edward Island (PEI) …

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Would You Like a Side of Fries With That Rig?

UPDATE July 2020: I was reviewing this post from 2015 and found that Steve's website is no more. Here is a 2006 article about his rig, from the website of RV Business: Man Powers RV with Used Fast Food Oil A powerful smell of french fries accompanied the big rig that pulled in beside us. …

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We’re Off–Almost

We're off to our usual slow start. There's something about our departure process that impedes our ability to make a clean getaway. We had agreed that we'd get underway at 9 AM. First we had breakfast and a detour after that to Tim Horton's for Ben's ritual travel snack of coffee and Tim Bits, which …

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Do You Come Here Often?

Deaf folks are everywhere. The average person will walk right by a Deaf person without realizing there is anything different unless they try to initiate a conversation. People seem to be freaked out when they are confronted by a person who does not use spoken language. I've watched hearing people deal with foreign language speakers, …

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