Monday, January 5, 2015

Motown, T- town and Low a ville!

I gotta tell ya that cold ain't hot! I left this morning for Georgia amidst a white out on ice covered roads. There were jack knifed trucks, cars rolled over and the main artery the 401 was closed due to an accident. I crossed the Ambassador Bridge into Motown and left the carnage of winter behind me. Canada love it or leave it! Over the bridge I saw the steel mills, the heavy industry and the great street art. Some people like waterfalls, mountain tops and winding rivers. I actually like to see work happening. America at work brings a warm feeling to me. I love the big rigs passing me and I dream of driving a Western Star. That is my preferred rig over the Volvo's, Peterbuilts and Freightliners. I thought of Gary and his Motown anagama and of Lee.  Big industry all the way to T-town- Holy Toledo!  I wish I had time to drop in on Kelly. Listened to Robert Earl Keene barreling thru Ohio. I thought of Dennis who introduced his music to me. Down into Kentucky where I thought of Lindsay as I passed Louisville. Pronounced by her as a native of Kentucky- Low a ville! I reluctantly passed The Bourbon Trail and ended up in Berea, Kentucky for the night. I checked in and went out for dinner. HOLY SHIT it is a dry town. Not a drop of alcohol to be had. Pepsi products with your steak!!!!!!!! I didn't think such a place existed in the civilized world. It does and I will pass it by the next trip or at least come packin'.

5 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds like you went down I-75. That put you about 15 miles from me.Good thing you got through Ohio today. We are expecting a visit from the White Death Tomorrow.Have a safe trip. I'm sure Ronnie will be able to find you a drink when you get to Georgia.

Anne D said...

oh my! Steak and no wine or bourbon... darn!!

lori leary said...

Safe Travels! See you in the ATL!

GRASS said...

Hi Dr T, Have fun down there and give my best wishes to any folks I know. Book is finally done and will be available on Saturday, 10 JAN. Long haul but we think it looks great. BEST TO THE SOUTH, RH

Pam Wiseman said...

Tony,it's a bit out of the way by about 30 miles from I75, but here in Paris KY we have our own Beer Brewery, Rooster Brew and a Bourbon Distillery operated by a friend of mine, The Gentleman Distillery! The rum is ready and bourbon will be available in a few months! Next time you travel through KY stop for the night. You are welcome here any time!