Prepping an 8,000 mile trip across the USA and back– in a Chevy Van

A cool day in January, practicing for the 8,000 mile journey.

At the end of May, I’m heading from Davidson, NC to Northern California, and back. In my Roadtrek 190 camper van, I’ll mostly follow the ‘blue highways’.

First leg will be south on I-85  through Alabama (want to see Selma).  Passing New Orleans (been there, done that) then go slowly through Cajun Country to dip deep into Texas’ Gulf Coast.  At Galveston, turning North.

Then through the Texas, a corner of New Mexico and the Colorado deserts, to pick up my wife, Catheryn, who doesn’t have as much available time as I, and so flying to Denver.

We continue in the camper van for the next 10 days, cross the Rockies, then  Utah and Nevada.  We slide through California, stopping on the coast in Petaluma, to visit with our son Evan, and his friend Rachel for a few days.  Then up the Northern California coast to Redwood  National Forest for several days.  Return to Petaluma to visit a few more days, then Catheryn flies back to Charlotte.

I drive the van back East, this time looping through northern Nevada, Wyoming (Yellowstone), then the Dakota Badlands,  infamous Standing Rock, and the Pine Ridge Reservation.  Meander through Iowa, Ohio and the Virginias.  Estimate to Back in Davidson around the end of June.

Planning to do a lot of writing and shoot/edit stills & video on the way.  Will post regularly here.

For the month of July,  I will park the van outside the little Appalachian village of Bakersville, NC.  I’m working on a documentary about a 150 year old water-driven grist mill there, and will shoot, write, edit and live in the van outside the mill.  It may be haunted– we’ll see!

Blu-Ray of LOVE LETTER TO EDIE Available NOW

New hd restoration completed–
Autographed blu-ray available now!


LOVE LETTER TO EDIE is the story of Edith Massey.  Edith was one of the most popular underground movie stars of the 1960s-1980s.  She appeared in many John Waters films, including MULTIPLE MANIACS, PINK FLAMINGOS, FEMALE TROUBLE, and DESPERATE LIVING.

Expert film restorers, Debenham Media Group recently produced a careful digital restoration of LOVE LETTER TO EDIE using the original 16mm film.  The 2K HD video transfer required substantial color correction, scratch and dust removal, and image stabilization, because the original color film had aged substantially.  Image Design Productions producer, Brian Scott, did the digital re-assembly of the transferred cuts, and performed additional color corrections and audio enhancement.

AND it looks gorgeous! 

Order copies from the right column, and you will receive an autographed copy.

Thank-you for your interest.

Funny Snack


Liberal Rednecks- Introducing Mr. Trae Crowder

crowder tshirtAnd now for something completely 13406921_472053256338676_720802718420717353_ndifferent (finally).  

Big media ignores this, why?
#1 comes from the South and isn’t about food.

#2 hasn’t appeared in the NY TIMES Style Section.

Visions of the South – Religious Fraud?

North Carolina’s Governor never approved this invitation to this religious event. 

As with so many religious organizations, the truth is a very elastic thing. 

Why don’t these people pay taxes? Newspaper didn’t bother checking the truth of the claim.