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Roadtrippin' US of A 2008

Spartanburg, a roadtrippers dream
June 23, 2008 - Location: Spartanburg, SC
Spartanburg has everything a roadtripper desires, a Best Western hotel, a Denny’s Diner (which serves breakfast 24/7, including t-bone steak) and an Irish Pub. Oh, I almost forgot about the Acme hair design place, everyone familiar with the Roadrunner cartoon from Warner Bros. should know what an Acme hair design place can do. So all this makes Spartanburg the best place we’ve visited so far on the trip. I’ve even seen a couple high on crystal meth having a fight over something I guess was money, this place has win written all over it.

I’ve also been to Wal Mart where I purchased a 4GB memory card for my camera, costing me fifty bucks, which is almost nothing for a 4GB memory card. Now I can take an endless amount of pictures without worrying about filling my memory card. Thank you, come again.

The Hotel

The Hotel

The Pub

The Pub

The Diner

The Diner

The Crystal Meth Outlet... err, I mean The Hairplace

The Crystal Meth Outlet... err, I mean The Hairplace

War Mart

War Mart

The House

The House

Sweet Someplace Alabama
June 24, 2008 - Location: Tupelo, MS
We left the lovely place Spartanburg after eating a pile of food for breakfast at Denny’s Diner. To be specific: Two eggs scrambled with chopped bacon, country-fried potatoes, green peppers and onions, and topped with Cheddar cheese. Served with two strips of bacon, two sausage links, hash browns and two fluffy buttermilk pancakes. And all you can drink of your beverage of choice. Made the “drumming-of-the-belly” gesture to the waitresses signaling our satisfaction, and headed to Atlanta to have a little pitstop there. One icecream and twenty minutes of birdwatching later we hit the road once again, and this is where things make a shift. Right after crossing the border to Alabama I saw the light flashing before me, a warm feeling I’ve never experienced before. Something told me that we needed to take a right at the nearest rest area on the interstate. I stepped out of the car and the light became much brighter, something opened up in the sky and I could see something coming down from the sky – was I the chosen one to see the epiphany, or was it just the heat? – he came closer and closer. He had a thick black beard and a white suit on. He opened his eyes and looked straight through me. He said: “Hi, I’m Bob Evans…” and I punched him in the face harder than I’ve ever punched anyone in my life before, he was long gone before hitting the ground. Christ hadn’t chosen this day to return to Alabama, either.

The Light

The Light

Roads Everywhere

Roads Everywhere

Acme Logistics, delivering something critical...

Acme Logistics, delivering something critical...

If you ever want to start a gas station, this one's for sale

If you ever want to start a gas station, this one's for sale

The Signs, they tell you where to go

The Signs, they tell you where to go

If Elvis is alive, he certainly wasn’t at home
June 25, 2008 - Location: McGehee, AR
So we decided to be tourists for a couple of hours and headed out to Graceland to witness the American dream gone wrong first handed. There wasn’t so much there that surprised me, other than he certainly had a thing for carpets. There were carpets everywhere, even on the walls and ceiling. We searched high and low for his famous peanutbutterfriedbananasandwhich, but couldn’t find it anywhere, maybe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had banned it, or maybe it was Bob Evans that had sued for stealing their recipes, we’ll never know. Upon entering his mansion we were handed out headsets with our own personal tourguide, and from time to time Elvis himself commented on stuff in his home. Even though he had left the building, we had him in our ears.

Elvis's livingroom

Elvis's livingroom

Such a beautiful home

Such a beautiful home

Trucks everywhere

Trucks everywhere

Straight road is straight

Straight road is straight

Straight field is straight

Straight field is straight

Road to Norwhere

Road to Norwhere

The greatest picture ever?

The greatest picture ever?

Lightning, fuck yeah!

Lightning, fuck yeah!

The sun sets over Arkansas

The sun sets over Arkansas