Sandwich Road Trip Anyone?

The mini + pobre, little stray dog. (Note the "tumbleweed" picked up en route, ha!)

The mini + pobre, little stray dog. (Note the “tumbleweed” picked up en route, ha!)

I am a lover of sandwiches and a lover of road trips. So. Who wants to eat their way across America with me? (Admittedly, some of these sandwiches look a little too meat-crazy for yours truly, but….I’d give it a whirl.)

Recently, I have a dream of getting sent on some sort of project where I have to travel the width of our vast, amazing, quirky country, exploring all the nooks and crannies  along the way. I love road trips,  I love interviewing local characters, and I love little towns with one blinking stop light, one laundromat and one local pub where everybody knows your name. I think that, because this is so far from the reality of the suburban upbringing I experienced, I am just fascinated by life in these remote, unpopulated pockets of our country.

So, I’ve decided I really want an assignment that gives me the excuse to do this—to hit the road and to interview folks I meet along the path. I want to learn their stories; I want to share their tales.

I’m talking This American Life, StoryCorps, documentary research or random projects like this that I’ve recently randomly stumbled upon and become so captivated by. (Or maybe I could/should create a project on my own? Hmmmm. If anyone with an assignment catches wind of this post, feel free to send it my way:))

Here are some preview pics from my recent mini-roadtrip east to Leavenworth and Walla Walla, WA.

This is a mighty diverse country we’ve got, y’all, and there’s still so much more of it I want to explore.

Snowing through the pass

Snowing through the pass

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Some no-nonsense Walla Walla Mexican, thanks to a tip from a local

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. emcool
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 03:04:37

    And you’re driving a Mini? Sweet! Sounds like a wicked trip!

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  2. Funnelcloud Rachel
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 16:23:38

    Oh my gosh, yes! You just described my dream trip/project! As much as I love international travel, if I could take one extended trip, it would be a road trip all over the good ol’ USA. So much to see in this diverse & varied country of ours. (Larry & I dream of owning an RV for this purpose someday. Unfortunately, the salary of the self-employed does not help one save up for such a trip!)

    I think we should partner up: I’m no good at chatting with strangers, so you can do the interviews & I’ll be the photographer – deal? 🙂 And if I had any film experience, I’d love to turn it into a documentary…

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