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baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:42 PM

Alabama --> Phoenix -->Alabama

Starting point: Blountsville, Alabama

To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:43 PM

Stopped for chocolate milk
I believe in mystery and, frankly, I sometimes face this mystery with great fear. In other words, I think that there are many things in the universe that we cannot perceive or penetrate, and that also we experience some of the most beautiful things in life only in a very primitive form. Only in relation to these mysteries do I consider myself to be a religious man....

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:45 PM

US 278's a fun road headed west, once you pass over I-65
He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived.

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:46 PM

Since I left late, I got to Mississippi late in the afternoon.
The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes, -- every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. Even the bee and ant have brought their little lessons of industry and economy.

Orison Swett Marden

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:47 PM

It's close to July 24th, y'all! And yes, that says, "dykes-o-mite".

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with an impure mind
And Trouble will follow you
As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind
and happiness will follow you
As your shadow, unshakable.
"Look how he abused me and beat me,
How he threw me down and robbed me."
Live with such thoughts and you live in hate.
"Look how he abused me and beat me,
How he threw me down and robbed me."
Abandon such thoughts, and live in love.


baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:48 PM

My Aunt Jo rocks. Made a stop in Amory MS to spend the night, and she insisted on fee

"Hope" is the thing with feathers -
that perches in the soul -
and sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:48 PM

The loaded steed, 'bout to leave Amory.
The birds have vanished into the sky,
and now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.

Li Po

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:49 PM

Natchez Trace? Yes, please!
Never admit defeat or poverty. Stoutly assert your divine right to hold
your head up and look the world in the face; step bravely to the front
whatever opposes, and the world will make way for you. No one will
insist upon your rights while you yourself doubt that you have any.
Believe you were made for the place you fill. Put forth your whole
energies. Be awake, electrify yourself; go forth to the task. A young
man once said to his employer, "Don't give me an easy job. I want to
handle heavy boxes, shoulder great loads. I would like to lift a big
mountain and throw it into the sea,"--and he stretched out two brawny
arms, while his honest eyes danced and his whole being glowed with
conscious strength.

Orisen Swett Marden

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:50 PM


baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:51 PM

Note to Trace travelers: anytime you see gas- just like traveling out west- PULL IN!

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:52 PM


baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:52 PM

Port Bishop, MS- dying little town, but lovely. It's on the Blues Trail.

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:53 PM

Arty little shot whilst on the Trace

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:55 PM

Close to the southernest point on the Natchez Trace before being dumped in Nagadoces

That's, " NACK-a-Tish")

baldwithglasses 08-21-2009 09:56 PM

On the banks of the mighty Missus Hip

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