of San Francisco Rail
||Itís time for
a road trip, a really, really big-ass road trip. Itís a road trip
covering 9,000 miles in 40 days. Itís a road trip from coast to coast
in a tiny car with a pair of Jackie-O sunglasses and a big blue wig.
On May 31st, Sister Betty
packs up the Mini and points the front tires eastward.
From San Francisco to Maine, the journey will include
a healthy dose of roadside kitsch, railroads, queer bars and cheap hotels.
visit SisterBetty.org for daily journey updates from May 31st to July 4th,
join the Road Trip 2003 email list, consider riding
along, and take part in the Change
for Change Campaign.
A tiny car, a nun with a
big wig, open road, cities galore and it all gets published on the internet.
Are you going to be part of this adventure?
Thanks to the Bears of San
Francisco for their support of the Change
for Change Campaign!
big travel extravaganza will utilize an itty, bitty vehicle: a Mini
Cooper with just enough space for a suitcase, a laptop, a tiny camera,
a GPS unit and two people.
A small car will allow exploration
of places a big motor home could never go. It is also easier to make
daring escapes from heart-pounding chase scenes in a little car.
(Okay, okay. The truth:
Motor home rentals are really expensive and those beasts require lots of
gas. As I pass the vacationing land yachts at fueling stations, I
will toss back my head and laugh mightily.)
Want to ride
||In case you've
yet to guess, Sister Betty is the pilot for this journey. Navigation
is provided by my trusty Garmin Etrex GPS unit carefully stapled to the
dashboard. From time to time, people will join in for a few miles.
If you'd like to fill the passenger seat for a leg of the journey, read
here for the schedule and route. Of course, I may add, delete
or changes stops along the way. It's hard to know where I'll end
up in a tiny car, a wig and big sunglasses.
Time until Road Trip 2003 begins:
||Join Sister Betty for this
cross country trip. Whether you can ride along or not, there are
three ways to participate:
for daily trip updates and photos between May 31st and July 5th
Join the email
list for daily updates, photos and video delivered to your desk (we
don't use the email list for spam)
Pledge! Sister Betty wants
to turn miles into cash for charity. Join the Change
for Change Campaign!
Ride along! The Mini has
a passenger seat and room for a small suitcase. If you'd like to
ride along, hurry up and sign
up! You can ride along for a couple hundred miles. The ride is
free and so is the gas. You have to pay for your own food, entertainment
and lodging. Bring your giant sunglasses and a big wig if you want
one. Some basic guidelines:
No glitter. It gets everywhere
and I hate to find it in my suntan lotion.
Pack light. It's a tiny
car. One pair of shoes should be enough.
Sorry, Fido has to stay at home
and so do the rest of the pets.
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