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(AZCentral)   In 1973 the US was pulling troops out of Vietnam, the Supreme Court was ruling on Roe vs. Wade, and three yahoos from Arizona hopped on their horses and galloped off towards the Canadian border   (azcentral.com) divider line 59
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2013-04-22 08:16:47 AM
mentalfloss.com

So they were the inspiration for Oregon Trail?

/crazy boomers
 
2013-04-22 08:21:01 AM
I was hoping the story ended, "...and they were eaten by bears."
 
2013-04-22 08:23:23 AM
And today the government takes pictures of our nude bodies before we can travel on an airplane.
 
2013-04-22 08:26:03 AM
And we did the Time Warp for the first time....
 
2013-04-22 08:26:36 AM
That would've been a great advenute...
 
2013-04-22 08:27:17 AM
Oh God, adventure  WTF?
 
2013-04-22 08:28:20 AM

gopher321: I was hoping the story ended, "...and they were eaten by bears a Grue."


FTFY
 
2013-04-22 08:28:23 AM
Amazing.
 
2013-04-22 08:29:30 AM

gopher321: I was hoping the story ended, "...and they were eaten by bears."


Well if they had diverted to San Francisco, then yes.
 
2013-04-22 08:33:07 AM
Too bad they needed javascript to plant evil cookies on their trip or it might have been a readable link.
 
2013-04-22 08:33:50 AM
In 1973, my dad was farking the neighbor lady creating this bastard.
 
2013-04-22 08:36:45 AM

gopher321: I was hoping the story ended, "...and they were eaten by bears."


cinemasights.com
 
2013-04-22 08:36:47 AM
That sounds like an awesome trip, to be self sufficient and adventurous like that really takes some courage.  I bet they treasure many of their memories from that ride, even the experiences that seemed terribly grueling at the time.  Makes me want to walk out of work right now!

I did something similar after college.  My parents had given me $85,000 - which I didn't really want - to put down on a house.  I was supposed to settle in and take up a position at my grandfather's bank.  Well, I was a wild and free spirit back then, so I took the $85,000 and set off to see the world, one Phish show at a time.  It was the '92 summer tour, which started in Maine and ended two months later in California, so yeah it was a huge trip.  I spent a lot more than I should have on flights and hotels and restaurants, but I feel like it was money well spent.  I got to experience life on my own for a change.

I'll never forget driving all by myself from Norfolk, VA all the way to Richmond.  I was not used to highway driving, so I nearly fell asleep and ran the rental car off the road.  Some guy beside me in an RV slammed into the guardrail and shot sparks all over the highway!  Amazing stuff like that was always happening around me.

If you are graduating college soon, I would definitely recommend taking a year or two off just to see the world and see how you fit into it all.  I realized after all my traveling that I really was ready to "retire" from the road life.  I've been very happy at the bank since then, though I don't know if I would know happiness had I not taken that trip.  Remember - the purpose of life is to enjoy yourself!
 
2013-04-22 08:37:05 AM
Brokeback Mountain - The Summer of 73
 
2013-04-22 08:43:46 AM
"At the end of the ride,  they looked like hippies. "

At the beginning of the ride they were hippies;just dressed up like mountain men
 
2013-04-22 08:47:33 AM
They went from Arizona across Nevada to Reno? That is some boring country. The much better route would have been north through Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana hitting all the national parks they could like Grand Canyon, Zions, Arches, Bryces, Goblin Valley, Canyonland, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier and then Waterston and Banf in Canada.
 
2013-04-22 08:48:56 AM
Is that Hatchet Jack's rifle?
 
2013-04-22 08:51:04 AM

spentmiles: That sounds like an awesome trip, to be self sufficient and adventurous like that really takes some courage.  I bet they treasure many of their memories from that ride, even the experiences that seemed terribly grueling at the time.  Makes me want to walk out of work right now!

I did something similar after college.  My parents had given me $85,000 - which I didn't really want - to put down on a house.  I was supposed to settle in and take up a position at my grandfather's bank.  Well, I was a wild and free spirit back then, so I took the $85,000 and set off to see the world, one Phish show at a time.  It was the '92 summer tour, which started in Maine and ended two months later in California, so yeah it was a huge trip.  I spent a lot more than I should have on flights and hotels and restaurants, but I feel like it was money well spent.  I got to experience life on my own for a change.

I'll never forget driving all by myself from Norfolk, VA all the way to Richmond.  I was not used to highway driving, so I nearly fell asleep and ran the rental car off the road.  Some guy beside me in an RV slammed into the guardrail and shot sparks all over the highway!  Amazing stuff like that was always happening around me.

If you are graduating college soon, I would definitely recommend taking a year or two off just to see the world and see how you fit into it all.  I realized after all my traveling that I really was ready to "retire" from the road life.  I've been very happy at the bank since then, though I don't know if I would know happiness had I not taken that trip.  Remember - the purpose of life is to enjoy yourself!


By on your own, you mean being handed a huge sum of money to piss away?
 
2013-04-22 08:53:47 AM
Inn-teresting read. Sounds as if they're glad they did this.
 
2013-04-22 08:56:39 AM

Thunderpipes: spentmiles: That sounds like an awesome trip, to be self sufficient and adventurous like that really takes some courage.  I bet they treasure many of their memories from that ride, even the experiences that seemed terribly grueling at the time.  Makes me want to walk out of work right now!

I did something similar after college.  My parents had given me $85,000 - which I didn't really want - to put down on a house.  I was supposed to settle in and take up a position at my grandfather's bank.  Well, I was a wild and free spirit back then, so I took the $85,000 and set off to see the world, one Phish show at a time.  It was the '92 summer tour, which started in Maine and ended two months later in California, so yeah it was a huge trip.  I spent a lot more than I should have on flights and hotels and restaurants, but I feel like it was money well spent.  I got to experience life on my own for a change.

I'll never forget driving all by myself from Norfolk, VA all the way to Richmond.  I was not used to highway driving, so I nearly fell asleep and ran the rental car off the road.  Some guy beside me in an RV slammed into the guardrail and shot sparks all over the highway!  Amazing stuff like that was always happening around me.

If you are graduating college soon, I would definitely recommend taking a year or two off just to see the world and see how you fit into it all.  I realized after all my traveling that I really was ready to "retire" from the road life.  I've been very happy at the bank since then, though I don't know if I would know happiness had I not taken that trip.  Remember - the purpose of life is to enjoy yourself!

By on your own, you mean being handed a huge sum of money to piss away?


It's  Spentmiles, so not sure if serious.
 
2013-04-22 08:57:18 AM
Aw... the year I was born. I suddenly feel old.
 
2013-04-22 08:57:31 AM
s22.postimg.org

Never forget
 
2013-04-22 08:58:05 AM

spentmiles: That sounds like an awesome trip, to be self sufficient and adventurous like that really takes some courage.  I bet they treasure many of their memories from that ride, even the experiences that seemed terribly grueling at the time.  Makes me want to walk out of work right now!

I did something similar after college.  My parents had given me $85,000 - which I didn't really want - to put down on a house.  I was supposed to settle in and take up a position at my grandfather's bank.  Well, I was a wild and free spirit back then, so I took the $85,000 and set off to see the world, one Phish show at a time.  It was the '92 summer tour, which started in Maine and ended two months later in California, so yeah it was a huge trip.  I spent a lot more than I should have on flights and hotels and restaurants, but I feel like it was money well spent.  I got to experience life on my own for a change.

I'll never forget driving all by myself from Norfolk, VA all the way to Richmond.  I was not used to highway driving, so I nearly fell asleep and ran the rental car off the road.  Some guy beside me in an RV slammed into the guardrail and shot sparks all over the highway!  Amazing stuff like that was always happening around me.

If you are graduating college soon, I would definitely recommend taking a year or two off just to see the world and see how you fit into it all.  I realized after all my traveling that I really was ready to "retire" from the road life.  I've been very happy at the bank since then, though I don't know if I would know happiness had I not taken that trip.  Remember - the purpose of life is to enjoy yourself!


www.reactionface.info

Not bad.  Richmond to Chesapeake would have been funnier though.
 
2013-04-22 09:00:09 AM
Journal Entry
"I'll never remember that night we wandered in to Groom Lake or the three days after. The next thing I remember, we were in a seedy club on the outskirts of Las Vegas. We were doing a show called the 'Brides of the Horses - an Unbridled Love Affair.' The horses, of course were the stars but they needed a stellar cast for support. That's where we came in. We did the show for 6 months until some art hating officials from the state shut us down."
 
2013-04-22 09:05:52 AM

strife: [s22.postimg.org image 350x263]

Never forget


Watched that movie not long ago.
Excellent adventure, until you eat the wrong plant.
 
2013-04-22 09:06:37 AM
www.susansheu.com
 
2013-04-22 09:08:57 AM
spentmiles:  I'll never forget driving all by myself from Norfolk, VA all the way to Richmond.

WHOA, you drove for an hour and a half on your own!  spent two months following a band with money mom and dad gave you.  I'm sorry, come back when you move out of an abusive house hold at 17, find housing, a job, finish high school, work several jobs at a time to finish college.

not really that impressive of a story, sorry.

/not meant to imply that was how I grew up.  close but not all factual.  based on a friend who is actually an inspiration of the "can-do attitude".
 
2013-04-22 09:11:35 AM
Headline of the Year contest winner.

"galloped off towards".

I see what you did there!
Brilliant!
You owe me a new keyboard.
 
2013-04-22 09:15:24 AM
It's like the salmon returning home to spawn in here....
 
2013-04-22 09:15:33 AM

toetag: spentmiles:  I'll never forget driving all by myself from Norfolk, VA all the way to Richmond.

WHOA, you drove for an hour and a half on your own!  spent two months following a band with money mom and dad gave you.  I'm sorry, come back when you move out of an abusive house hold at 17, find housing, a job, finish high school, work several jobs at a time to finish college.

not really that impressive of a story, sorry.

/not meant to imply that was how I grew up.  close but not all factual.  based on a friend who is actually an inspiration of the "can-do attitude".


There are so many people like you in the world.  I share a personal story and you come back with insults.  Financial poverty is usually rooted in spiritual poverty - THINK ABOUT THAT.

Oh, and from what I've read, abuse isn't a one way street.  Most of the time, a child is born into a reasonably stable household, but the child (not the parents or siblings) turns out to have a disagreeable attitude - cries all the time, is disobedient, gets in the way.  It quickly puts people at the end of their robe, which leads to physical correction and retaliation.  So maybe if your "friend" wasn't such an ass he wouldn't have had so much trouble maintaining a residence or keeping a single, well paying job.  Some people need their comeuppance - a lesson I've learned the hard way by being too nice in my early career to my employees at the bank.  But oh, regal me with all the reasons why your bum friend's lot in life isn't his fault.
 
2013-04-22 09:17:36 AM
Hitchhiked from DC to Berkeley/SanFran and back in summer '74.

Yeah. Good times.
 
2013-04-22 09:20:00 AM
It was undertaken by three young people who had no real idea what they were doing but knew they didn't want to stop.

I remember having that feeling with my first girlfriend.
 
2013-04-22 09:20:44 AM
www.leadpipeposters.com
 
2013-04-22 09:34:58 AM
That was interesting.
 
2013-04-22 09:39:19 AM
spentmiles:  There are so many people like you in the world.  I share a personal story and you come back with insults.  Financial poverty is usually rooted in spiritual poverty - THINK ABOUT THAT.

Whine some more.  You are the one that came in comparing your situation to the people in the article.  I'm sure your "living on your own" experience has great memories but "living on your own", you weren't.  You had the comfort of other people to provide you the means to waste all or a portion of what would be 2-3 years income for most people in a matter of months following a band across the country.

enjoy your memories and keep looking down on those that weren't born with money.

/that "bum" by the way, he made a choice and did far better because of it. he didn't live off others to get where he is now.
 
2013-04-22 09:43:56 AM

spentmiles: That sounds like an awesome trip, to be self sufficient and adventurous like that really takes some courage.  I bet they treasure many of their memories from that ride, even the experiences that seemed terribly grueling at the time.  Makes me want to walk out of work right now!

I did something similar after college.  My parents had given me $85,000 - which I didn't really want - to put down on a house.  I was supposed to settle in and take up a position at my grandfather's bank.  Well, I was a wild and free spirit back then, so I took the $85,000 and set off to see the world, one Phish show at a time.  It was the '92 summer tour, which started in Maine and ended two months later in California, so yeah it was a huge trip.  I spent a lot more than I should have on flights and hotels and restaurants, but I feel like it was money well spent.  I got to experience life on my own for a change.

I'll never forget driving all by myself from Norfolk, VA all the way to Richmond.  I was not used to highway driving, so I nearly fell asleep and ran the rental car off the road.  Some guy beside me in an RV slammed into the guardrail and shot sparks all over the highway!  Amazing stuff like that was always happening around me.

If you are graduating college soon, I would definitely recommend taking a year or two off just to see the world and see how you fit into it all.  I realized after all my traveling that I really was ready to "retire" from the road life.  I've been very happy at the bank since then, though I don't know if I would know happiness had I not taken that trip.  Remember - the purpose of life is to enjoy yourself!


Bravo!

/I want to have all your babies.
 
2013-04-22 09:47:13 AM

toetag: spentmiles:  There are so many people like you in the world.  I share a personal story and you come back with insults.  Financial poverty is usually rooted in spiritual poverty - THINK ABOUT THAT.

Whine some more.  You are the one that came in comparing your situation to the people in the article.  I'm sure your "living on your own" experience has great memories but "living on your own", you weren't.  You had the comfort of other people to provide you the means to waste all or a portion of what would be 2-3 years income for most people in a matter of months following a band across the country.

enjoy your memories and keep looking down on those that weren't born with money.

/that "bum" by the way, he made a choice and did far better because of it. he didn't live off others to get where he is now.


Tell it to the horses then.  According to you, their trip was a farce because they didn't walk.  And if they would've walked, then you would complain that they had fancy hiking boots.  The only thing that would make you happy is if people followed your example and did nothing at all, ever.
 
2013-04-22 09:52:24 AM

id10ts: strife: [s22.postimg.org image 350x263]

Never forget

Watched that movie not long ago.
Excellent adventure, until you eat the wrong plant.


What was so adventurous? You can starve to death from your own stupidity anywhere.
 
2013-04-22 10:04:35 AM

spentmiles: Tell it to the horses then. According to you, their trip was a farce because they didn't walk. And if they would've walked, then you would complain that they had fancy hiking boots. The only thing that would make you happy is if people followed your example and did nothing at all, ever.


Again, you jump to conclusions.  I've done quite a bit and like you, have good memories of those times.  I'm not going to compare my misadventures to the gentleman in this article.  Your end point is valid, live a little while you can but you failed in your comparisons.

/did you just compare not crediting the horses to be the same as renting cars and hotels?
 
2013-04-22 10:06:21 AM

spentmiles: toetag: spentmiles:  There are so many people like you in the world.  I share a personal story and you come back with insults.  Financial poverty is usually rooted in spiritual poverty - THINK ABOUT THAT.

Whine some more.  You are the one that came in comparing your situation to the people in the article.  I'm sure your "living on your own" experience has great memories but "living on your own", you weren't.  You had the comfort of other people to provide you the means to waste all or a portion of what would be 2-3 years income for most people in a matter of months following a band across the country.

enjoy your memories and keep looking down on those that weren't born with money.

/that "bum" by the way, he made a choice and did far better because of it. he didn't live off others to get where he is now.

Tell it to the horses then.  According to you, their trip was a farce because they didn't walk.  And if they would've walked, then you would complain that they had fancy hiking boots.  The only thing that would make you happy is if people followed your example and did nothing at all, ever.


Why do I have the feeling that you are arguing with your alt? toetag have you not met spentmiles? His post are best read in green.
 
2013-04-22 10:24:58 AM
Epic Troll Thread
 
2013-04-22 10:25:23 AM

Mr.Hawk: have you not met spentmiles? His post are best read in green.


Actually, no, I don't believe he and I have met.  I'm guessing from some of the other comments and yours that I just took part in a flogging a dead horse event.
 
2013-04-22 10:26:45 AM

abhorrent1: gopher321: I was hoping the story ended, "...and they were eaten by bears."

[cinemasights.com image 464x347]


You know, abject fear is an interesting thing. No spoliers but jeebus someone could have done something at a very opportune time thanks to someone else doing something else. But noooooooo.
 
2013-04-22 10:37:56 AM

vudukungfu: Is that Hatchet Jack's rifle?


It is a good rifle, and kilt the bear that kilt me.
 
2013-04-22 10:50:23 AM
Did they have a show on the Fake History Channel?
 
2013-04-22 10:53:04 AM
It was just supposed to be a three hour trip.
 
2013-04-22 11:14:23 AM
Well done  Spentmiles. You hooked a big one today.
 
2013-04-22 11:27:49 AM
I wish I had done SOMETHING when I graduated.  Chicks and cars were to important to me and that required a job, need a nicer car, work more, get an apartment, work more again.  It's a never ending cycle.

I wake up at 50 and think, I have a beautiful 5 year old daughter, a nice home, yard, garage, job.  I still pay my bills and go to work like a good boy.  My employment, I have maxed out on banking sick time, I can't get any more.  I live mostly by the rules.

I guess the adage is true, knowing what I know now, back then, would have I done things differently?  I like to say yes but in reality, I'd probably follow the same path.  Kinda reminds me of 'Peggie Sue' movie.

Good on those guys though!  They had a silly dream but followed it to the end.
 
2013-04-22 11:39:16 AM

spentmiles: That sounds like an awesome trip, to be self sufficient and adventurous like that really takes some courage.  I bet they treasure many of their memories from that ride, even the experiences that seemed terribly grueling at the time.  Makes me want to walk out of work right now!

I did something similar after college.  My parents had given me $85,000 - which I didn't really want - to put down on a house.  I was supposed to settle in and take up a position at my grandfather's bank.  Well, I was a wild and free spirit back then, so I took the $85,000 and set off to see the world, one Phish show at a time.  It was the '92 summer tour, which started in Maine and ended two months later in California, so yeah it was a huge trip.  I spent a lot more than I should have on flights and hotels and restaurants, but I feel like it was money well spent.  I got to experience life on my own for a change.

I'll never forget driving all by myself from Norfolk, VA all the way to Richmond.  I was not used to highway driving, so I nearly fell asleep and ran the rental car off the road.  Some guy beside me in an RV slammed into the guardrail and shot sparks all over the highway!  Amazing stuff like that was always happening around me.

If you are graduating college soon, I would definitely recommend taking a year or two off just to see the world and see how you fit into it all.  I realized after all my traveling that I really was ready to "retire" from the road life.  I've been very happy at the bank since then, though I don't know if I would know happiness had I not taken that trip.  Remember - the purpose of life is to enjoy yourself!


You had the adventure in 92. You probably could have used '$25000' and got just as many bites. 85 really makes it too unlikely.
 
2013-04-22 12:27:14 PM
Cool story indeed.
 
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