Tuesday, November 29, 2005

ON THE ROAD

Tomorrow I get to go "on the road." This will be a little sales trip through beautiful New England, where I grew up. We'll go by car.

I don't like going "on the road." I've traveled many miles and it all starts looking the same. Same Starbucks, same strip malls, same food. I don't mean to sound cynical, but why travel across the country only to eat at the same places you could have at home?

I like home. I like environments I know, like my bed and the studio. The novelty of staying in hotels wore off somewhere in Duluth about 5 years ago. It was f'ing cold, and we had to drive 5 hours to meet the guy who was trying to raise money for the chicken museum. He was cool, but the drive....

Wish me luck.

7 Comments:

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Dave Cavalier said...

In 1993, I bicycled across the country (Oregon to North Carolina) with my best friend from college. Once we got east of the Mississippi, it was truly depressing to see how homogenized America had become. There was little sense of regional oddity left.

Enjoy!

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger hazmat said...

This is something I also do not understand. People go on vacation and eat at the same chain restaurants they eat at at home. You're in NYC, you morons. There's some of the best food in the world and you eat that crap?

 
At 3:11 PM, Blogger Tony Alva said...

Let me go on the record as one who DEFINATELY DOES NOT eat at chain restaurants when I visit your great city. Jackson can vouch for me. I take my eating seriously.

Israeli pickles anyone?

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger stinkrock said...

Last year I got a gift certificate to Olive Garden from someone at work for Christmas. I was going to sell it on ebay, but changed my mind, and decided to splurge. They have their own culinary school in Tuscany.

Good luck Chris. Make sure you eat at the Cracker Barrel in Connecticut; NYC doesn't have one.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Jackson said...

I love travel, I was born to travel. I always find something new and exciting wherever I go - even the midwest. You have to want it, and you have explore.

I guess growing up in the Army had a lot to do with it.

I suppose your destinations were a part of the problem. Not that you had any control over that.

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Tony Alva said...

You might find this funny coming from me, but I boycott Cracker Barrel eateries. When I first moved to Atlanta in 1991, the first time I flipped on the local news in the morning they were running a story about how Cracker Barrel was firing all their gay and suspected gay employees for being, you guessed it, gay.

I seriously wondered what the hell I was doing down here.

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Jackson said...

What are you doing down there? Affordable housing and job security are highly overrated.

 

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