Gonzo Birmingham 1
"Disguted & Embarrassed"
ATM incident in E. TX., 2 wheels off the ground in Louisiana, listening to ABBA whilst weaving through the endless caravan of 18 wheelers. Nightfall has come and the quiet whir of the road resonates up through the "may-pop" tires. 63k miles on the Elantra and no recollection by the JBK that the tires have been replaced.
Will we get there...
Transaction not authorized. $200 requested, $0 dispensed. Alabama Shirley guaranteed late arrival. Mary, Jenny, Steffi, et. al have settled in for the night. T-Top, peoplesDuke, and "CB" ChillyBilly have taken flight. Evenly spaced red lights mesmerize, hypnotize, and guide by soft light. Johnny & June sing along the way "I'm going to Jackson" blares.
"Ghosts of Vicksburg"
Mighty Miss the powerful river in our rear view. The ghosts of Vicksburg haunt us. The stars, the sky, the north, and the south mix in the air we breathe as motorhead drowns the calling from the souls reaching out from nearby rolling hills.
Time has slowed... Dixies midnight runners can't run fast enough. Alabama Shirley is expecting us. Red skys at night like a soft glow of 1000 dying suns.