Irrational Park Tour 2016

“I’ve been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I’ve breathed the mountain air, man
Travel, I’ve had my share, man
I’ve been everywhere.”

-Johnny Cash


With the Man in Black as my inspiration, I head out for a road trip that will take me to no fewer than 5 national parks and countless Wawa’s, Citgo’s and 7-11’s. My chariot is a 1994 Pleasure Way Dodge Camper Van (laughingly called the ‘shaggin’ wagon’)  purchased on Craigslist for $13,000 non refundable dollars.

Though it required  some major engine repairs, all the toys- refrigerator, water heater, air conditioning, stove, sink, shower, toilet, generator work just fine.  I will literally be living in a van down by the river.  Check back for regular dispatches from:

Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I’m a killer.
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete’s sake.
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina,
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City


5 thoughts on “Irrational Park Tour 2016

  1. Looking forward to your dispatches, Sir McBrendan. Anticipating a bit of Mark Twain meets Studs Terkell meets Hunter Thompson meets Paul Theroux, with a dash of Jack Kerouac, minus the existential angst (or maybe some, why not?)

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