Get on I-70 West. Four tanks of gas and three Polka radio formats later, turn South on I-25.
Once you can no longer hear John Denver tunes on the radio, look for I-40 and take it West through two Navajo-speaking stations. Right about the time you hit "Folk Sessions Live" out of Prescott, turn South on I-17.
When all you can get on the dial is formula Country or tired classic rock, you have reached Phoenix. If someone asks you for your entrance visa in Spanish, you have either gone too far south, or strayed into California.
We'll have the iced tea ready.
OK, I've printed the directions and am getting a Trip-tik made up on Monday. I seem to have many plastic water bottles in the car ("waiting for recycling"), so I'll just fill them up, grab some gum (for the hills) and I'll be set. I-70 is only a little Hot Country and Contemporary Christian away.
Thanks for the directions, Jim.
Fortunately - Jim Blum had a hand free for actual driving in the ice and snow. He usually has a thermos of tea with him - so driving can be a challenge with CDs, nuts, various vegetarian specialties and whatnot to juggle. He needs to be careful - Folk Alley needs him!
I thought the original title of the blog was funnier.
C'mon we folkies have a great sense of humor!
"I almost life my life to save my snack" sounds like a country-western top 10 hit.
"I almost *lost* my life to save my snack."
I'm with you Missy: the original title was much funnier, and it was simply the truth!
Alright - I've been shamed into being more bold. Here's to brassy gals everywhere!
gosh Jim.....Whatever you do don't lose your nuts! We are getting hit with this winterblast down here in northeast Florida this evening. Jacksonville Beach is suppossed to feel like Florida and NOT like the Great Lakes, anyway this site stays on my computer 24/7! I go to sleep everynight with the great sounds of Folkalley!
"Hooty - hoo" too to Anne's "Here's to brassy gals everywhere!" My daddy was a career sailor - what can I say?
I would like to invite all Southeastern Folkies to join our South Eastern Regional Folk Alliance - SERFA. Go to www.serfa.org on www.gotfolk.com then to the "yahoo serfa" link and sign up to be notified. We are having an ORGANIZATIONAL meeting in Tampa, FL April 1- 3, 2005 (no foolin'- spring is coming). We plan to have a showcase conference in 2006. Y'all come help us get organized. We're taking back the airways with our babyboomer numbers!
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http://www.serfa.org on www.gotfolk.com
A lesson learned, always keep one hand on your nuts!
Glad to hear Jim is okay! Growing up in the Chardon/Thompson area gave me a few such harrowing encounters on icy roads myself.
thoe SUVs always turn up in fun stories
You certainly have an adventurous life, Jim! It's a bit easier after you retire...(if you can make retirement). If you ever really need to get out of the "deep freeze",...go east to old Route 66 and head west and south till you hit the Okla. state line. You are home free then. You are still in "Folk" country, ...but with temps in the fourties and dry, cool air. The "nasties" don't hit here until late Jan. or early Feb. You could then be on your way to Phoenix. Take care.
(goof!) Of course I meant go West to Rt. 66.
Isn't this the same guy that set his chimney on fire?
Yes, but he has a great education and a solid day job, so we have to cut him some slack...
It is nice to hear that Jim survived the ordeal and didn't crash his nuts!
Peas in a pod?? While Jim was saving his nuts, I was freezing mine in Kiev, Ukraine. Sometime in the hours before sunrise, I had joined the people in the streets for a beer, conversation, and some food (peanuts). The mercury in the thermometer was somewhere near the bottom. So, I guess you could say our nuts were frozen.
Well,...This is what I get for bragging about the weather here in Okla.! Looks like we will have a white Christmas after all. It's coming down hard and fast now,...and the temperature is dropping. Oh, well,..I've got my fire and Folk Alley. Merry Christmas, all.
70 degrees and sunny here in AZ. But come summer, we will have roasted nuts.
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