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Cross-Country Seeking: Road Trips Can Test a Friendship—and Bring Family Closer

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - — My dad and I shared road trips—some forty years apart. This is what happened. In the summer of 1976, our nation’s Bicentennial, my buddy Colt and I decided to buy two Harleys and ride from Miami to California. This was long before dentists and other grey-haired Republicans took to being “bikers” in late-middle age, […]

October Call for Submissions

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Fall is creeping up on us, and “creepy” might be a fun prompt for the spooky month of October.  Have you ever had an experience you can’t rationally explain?  Do you believe in spirits or spooks?  Do you find yourself at a loss while contemplating the great mysteries of life? “Life is a Mystery” will […]

Go Slow Over the Rough Parts

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The world’s first recorded road trip took place in Germany in the summer of 1888 when Bertha Benz, the wife of Karl Benz, traveled 60 miles to visit her mother, but without the consent of her husband. She was trying to promote his new invention, the present day Mercedes-Benz, and I’ll be damned if that automobile didn’t take […]

Shredded Tires and Gas Station Gourmet

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The open road uncoils before us like a black vein stretching towards eternity, carrying us to the sublime destinations we dream about. The best trips are those that have the power to stay lodged in your memory for lifetimes to come. There is no greater joy than the feeling of freedom experienced as the hum […]

Go West, Young Woman: Getting Away

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The summer of 1996 seems far removed from the world I know today – the Internet in its infancy, Seinfeld gearing up for its second-to-last season, smartphones and ipads and personal GPS as seen only on Star Trek. Gleaming Doc Marten boots, smooth and deep-purple, like a stone bruise or a bad decision, held a […]