11.08.2009

Fayetteville Is A Long Way Away

  • I thought I was a fan of driving. I'm not.
  • On the was home I went through Southern Arkansas and Southwestern Southeastern Oklahoma. I had no idea it was that beautiful. I had no idea it was that desolate.
  • Before the game, I got there really early and found a parking garage. It had an automated credit card pay system that I used. When I returned my car was booted by a private company. Sheesh. I called the number on my sticker, a guy shows up in five minutes, believes my story (which was true), and lets me go on my way. Amazing.
  • The University of Arkansas has a crazy and cool tradition. Every graduate gets his or her name etched into a sidewalk on the campus. That's a lot of names, but they have lots of sidewalks. You walk upon names everywhere you go.
  • Most of the leaves had fallen but not all of them. I also came across a section of Evergreens in southern Arkansas which surprised me.
  • And after a krillion hours on the road yesterday. I got stuck in a 30 minute traffic jam on LBJ (and kicked myself for missing the George Bush Tollway). I almost went all Falling Down on everyone.
  • And the pic below may be my favorite. I snuck out the game early and came across a couple in their forties laying out a blanket on the campus grounds.

11 comments:

Bryant Family said...

My father's name is etched on that sidewalk somewhere. He was class of 1961.

Anonymous said...

go hawgs!!!!

wordkyle said...

If you went through southwestern Oklahoma you took the long way from Arkansas to Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Hey Wordbile the healthcare bill passed the house.... Now you can bitch about something other than directional mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Arkansas has a very beautiful campus. Its one of m favorites.

Anonymous said...

Did ya go through Mena, Arkansas? That is some creepily desolate stuff right there. DeQueen is pretty strange as well, but I love the flora around there, and the crystals.

Anonymous said...

Mike Hunt's name is on that sidewalk somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Barry, the Decatur H.S. girls cross country team qualified for the state tournament next weekend in Round Rock. It just wasn't to be for the boys.

christine.evans279 said...

i love that video you linked: 'life in the 90's getting you down?'

classic.

Anonymous said...

Damn Garry, I bet you had fun and I think the couple damn sure had a little fun.

Garry Green 2012?

Anonymous said...

The "Falling Down" comment almost made me wet my pants. That's hilarious!!!!!!