A bus ride for the ages

Trip Start Jun 10, 2009
Trip End Sep 07, 2009

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several Greyhound buses/stations

Flag of United States  , Texas
Thursday, September 3, 2009

The bus ride was pretty bad. It was a 25-hour monstrosity over 1,118 miles, across five states and through three time zones, but in the end, it was worth it not to have spent much money traveling so far.

Some of the things that made the trip interesting:
- A guy asking me what New Zealand b*****s were like (I couldn't think of an answer because I was trying not to laugh).
- The Greyhound people tried to leave my bike at two stations, in Albuquerque and Amarillo, and would have if I hadn't noticed the box sitting to the side after they had finished loading the luggage on the bus we were transferring to.
- Said during a thunderstorm: "Another opportunity to see your face illuminated by the electric night." I don't really know exactly what he meant or who he was talking to, but I sort of like it.
- A fat guy who was on the same bus as me for most of the trip was a carbon copy of Craig from "Malcolm in the Middle".
- One more overheard statement: "What circles do for squares, I do for circles." What?

I had a couple of books, so I made it through all right. I'm just glad there were no constantly-screaming babies or recently-released convicts. I was definitely glad when we arrived in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
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