Montana Motel : Billings : Montana USA

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Well, I have completed an approx 8000 mile circular trip round 26 States of the USA in the mighty Beast car …………. and hopefully made some worthwhile pictures :-))

I have met some really fantastic people on the way ……… seen some amazing natural landscapes and some surprising man made things…… and activities too ……….

Stayed in numerous marvelous and some slightly grim motels ……… Even slept in the car on more than one night ……… had 2 different incidents with deer on the road ……….. Numerous vague incidents with cops……… My fave vague cop incident being the almost ticket for the offense of having a ‘dream catcher’ ……….

Set a world land speed record for a red Mustang GT with Union Jack plates.

The trip through Oklahoma coincided with two terrible tornados……. One being possibly the most powerful and devastating tornado to ever be measured resulting in terrible destruction and horrific loss of life…….. That was just so very tragic and shocking .

This whole trip …….. End to end stuff ……… the best to the worst……… and even in Oklahoma the best and the worst actually combined the terrible event and then the amazing response to it ………….

I guess just the vastness of it all and the overwhelming generosity of people along the way are a couple of enduring feelings right now.

I drove for 3 hours in South Dakota at night and only saw one other car…………. Hundreds of miles no people at all incredible ………

One of the Motel owners I talked to along the way in Wyoming would not accept any payment ……….. listened to a couple of my silly tales at midnight ……….. had a peek at some of the photographs …… and then completely unexpectedly and without me requesting it obviously ……… just decided I should stay for free………………

People whose houses were totally destroyed by the tornado continually offered to share their limited food and drink with me ……… even though clearly I should have been offering material support to them not the other way round ………

Some families eating in cafes when approached about being photographed would just casually agree without really being too bothered to engage in why …….. They were just relaxed and generous.

The owner of a diner in Oregon just agreed to allow us to hang out with him and his employees working away in the diner and its kitchen with no big fuss ………….

I have really loved this openness and generosity …………..

I have loved the vastness ……… if been goin a little crazy in it.

Now, Its back to my usual life ……… So naturally I am back at the airport ……. running late for a flight as ever ………. just about to be wheels up in Atlanta :-)))))))

Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXX

PS………… Here above is a shot of one of the Motels along the way that just happens to be lying about on the desk top ………. been having depressing issues with confusion over my flight tickets and booking wasting those precious last seconds……… gotta run……… Wheels up in the big ATL…….

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[ 11 ] comments
I like this image…glad you enjoyed the trip.
Harv.! @ May 25, 2013, 9:13 am
I was dreaming about driving last night…….. I guess its like when you get off a boat after a long trip you still feel like you are at
sea…….. I might have slighty over done the distance but it was mega hehehe :)))
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXX
Jezblog Oklahoma :))
XXX @ May 26, 2013, 2:51 pm
PS……. that really should be from Jezblog London :))))))))))
XXXXXX
Jezblog London :))
XXX @ May 26, 2013, 2:52 pm
Yes, this one and the roadside shrine are my favs of the road trip set 🙂
… I really like this image.
Lynda @ May 26, 2013, 8:06 pm
:)))))))))
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Jezblog London :))
XXX @ May 27, 2013, 5:40 am
roughly 8,000 miles on tis leg right???
Matt @ May 27, 2013, 2:08 am
Yeah tiny bit under 8000 miles in the big circle…… :))))))
way over 10,000 if u incluede that zap down to Florida and intial trip to
Mississippi…….
Slightly nutz……. as I was saying to Harv above I was dreaming about driving………. I think I might have over done it…….
hehehehe…….
Although lets face it u did a fair bit of it baby :))))
XXXXXXX
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Jezblog London :))
XXX @ May 27, 2013, 5:43 am
8,000 miles at 12 miles a gallon?…Best sell the Beast Mate.. Theres a nice Mk 3 Cortina for sale down the road from me.. Want me to put
an offer in for you?.. Hope you both have recovered now…
PaulS @ May 27, 2013, 4:17 am
8000 miles….. At 25 mpg hihghway so they claim…. But the way I drive 12 is prob more accurate….. Luckily fuel is 3 dollars
something a gallon…. Still it’s best not to look to much or do the sums to much when it comes to the gas in that car…. I was driving a
slightly more sedate European car today bro…. I miss the Beast…. :/
Cheers baby Jez XX
Yeah get me that cortina it’s the way to go :)))
XX
Jezblog Phone London @ May 27, 2013, 4:14 pm
Welcome Home Bro..Good to see the sun has done a runner now your back…I saw Sarah B. on the telly this morning..How come you
never get invited?.. Hope all is good Buddy..
PaulS @ May 28, 2013, 5:22 am
U have to be a proper intellectu…. interlectuer…… an intelectuaally……. er…….. u have to be pretty smart to get invited on the TV
couch bro :))))))))))
hehehehehe………
Jezblog London :))
XXX @ May 28, 2013, 7:06 am

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