Friday, May 4, 2012

Long Desert Highway

Haiku My Heart
May 4, 2012

Join in on the Haiku fun every Friday at Rebecca's recuerda mi corazon blog.

Coloring is fun

Desert driving is like that

Just stay in the lines

Two thousand four hundred and twenty two miles across the country, from Wisconsin to the California coast, and you're bound to see some places like this along the way. This spot is along US Hwy 50, dubbed The Loneliest Road in America.

We arrived safely and have been filling our time playing music and hanging out with friends. I did get on my motorcycle between raidrops for a short spin into Eureka to see some old friends and one new one, the four month old child of one of the people I met when I participated on The Longest Walk back in 2008.

Busy in the days ahead. Funny, I drive all this way to prepare for and talk about the trip home and the motorcycle journey we are planning upon arrival in Wisconsin.

Another report will update our progress when I get the chance. In the meantime, enjoy your day and the Haiku.



Dimple said...

Lonely, but lovely.
Your haiku takes me back a long way...coloring between the lines, wow!

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful haiku ~ love road trips ~ enjoy ^_^ ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Anonymous said...

perfect!! stay within the lines.

Happy travels!

Jeannie said...

Well, they always say - it's not the destination but the journey that matters.

Make your trip be carefree and full of joy.

Karen said...

I love to drive through vast deserted places like this! I would have a tendancy not to stay within the lines!

haiku -on the road

Spadoman said...

Thanks for all the visits and th comments, they are greatly appreciated.

Author's Note:

I want to point out that photo was taken while driving, and the yellow line is in the center of the picture. So, maybe I wasn't totally within the lines at all times.
Don't try this at home, (Professional stunt driver)

Peace to all

SkippyMom said...

Best Haiku yet. Made me giggle out loud. Thanks Spadoman. Glad you are having a safe and happy trip.

Lenora said...

i have been on that road, i recognize that strip! yes driving in the lines - evokes the quality, distance, hypnotizing ride..

Laura said...

beautiful haiku...but it is so much fun to color outside the lines...always risky though.

Libby said...

Lol! LOVE the haiku! :D

Rachel said...

What a beautiful picture and a creative way to explain part of your road trip. Enjoyed your coloring in the lines haiku!

Mel said...


I was gonna ASK!!!
Darn good thing you put in that disclaimer!

The photo, the haiku...

Only.....who says you gotta stay inside the lines when ya colour?

They lied. :-/

JUST sayin'........LOL

rebecca said...

your haiku is so perfectly humorous!
i so enjoy hearing you spin a tale or two. would love to hear that music playing too!
be safe friend and we'll keep the light on for you.

Fallingladies said...

Perfect, made me smile, thanks!!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Well, there seems to be no traffic out there, so I guess it was safe to stand in the middle of the highway and take a picture!

Raven Has One Wish

Ramesh Sood said...

This must be a real beautiful journey..and your words tell a lot..even the road of life needs to the treaded like that...thanks Spadoman..

Marit said...

I love empty roads... moments of quietness, endless monotone driving and the possibilities and friends that lay at the end... enjoy, enjoy my friend!

peggy gatto said...

totally fun!!!!!!!!

mig bardsley said...

I love that haiku!