Tag Archives | solo female travel

Off-roading Angels

To be honest, I’m not fond of off-road vehicles. They’re loud and smelly, and they tear up the landscape. But when Keith and Robert pulled up in their monster truck, all tricked out with winches, straps, and four-wheel drive, I knew I was looking at an attitude adjustment. I had just crossed the state line into […]

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Bike race or suicide? You decide.

There’s racing, and then there’s suicide. I began to suspect that the mountain bike race at Tyler State Park just southeast of Dallas was in the suicide category when I returned to my campsite one afternoon to find a young man lying in the road, his bike beside him. Shit, I thought, envisioning blood and broken bones. […]

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Grandma Gail and the pinto beans

  Beaver’s Bend is a pretty Okalahoma state park in the southeastern corner of the state. In its inimitable way, the Army Corps of Engineers has left its mark on the Mountain Fork River, damming it up and creating the huge Broken Bow Reservoir that submerged the original Hochatown. I am at Beaver’s Bend State […]

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Weird little man from Wisconsin

“I called the cops on you.” The little man was encased in plastic raingear and was delighted to have caught me cheating the system…so he thought.

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