#BringDavidNealHome update #2

25 April 15

Posted at 8:58

It's been a handful of days since we made it back to Richmond; David Neal is officially back "home", and I've been slowly decompressing and recalibrating back to normal life, whatever that is... I've got post awesome road trip depression, or "PARTD" for short. I didn't even realize how hilariously appropriate "PARTD" was until I typed it just now...

in car self w/David

Anyway, the second half of our journy took us down to Memphis, where we watched some of David's dance friends perform in Swan Lake, ate some pretty killer BBQ, and drank various colors of slushy boozy beverages. I didn't really photograph much of anything in Memphis because I was busy enjoying life and taking in the sights (aka drinking way too much to care about photography). It's really kinda cute how Beale St. tries so hard to be a tiny French Quarter; nice try Memphis, but you are no New Orleans... still, I enjoyed my time there.

 

The next leg was supposed to have us camping in Great Smokey Mountain National Park, but we were thwarted by thunderstorms and potential damaging winds and hail, so no beautiful photos under the magnolia blossoms. Oh well... So here is another series of images from the trip, in no particular order...

 

The plains really do make for some good photos, despite being so boring to drive through...

Not Pooping

 

Warning: Bison in photograph are closer than they appear. I'm just glad none of them got angry our presence...

David and Bison

 

 

We found this billboard that sported a striking resemblance to Mr. David Neal. Maybe he is Wheat Jesus?

Untitled

 

Tightwad: Population 69...

Tightwad

 

So this place actually exists; somewhere in Missouri. The presence of a poster with the image of a NASCAR driver saying "welcome to the glory hole" had us a bit confused as to the theme of this bar. We didn't stick around to investigate...

Glory Hole

 

Hours later, still cackling about The Glory Hole...

Crazy mirror

 

So that's pretty much it; over 2,000 miles of road tripping condensed down to a handful of images. I'm not sure I can say I had some sort of photographic/creative breakthrough, but when I wasn't clicking away, I had some really good conversations with David Neal about life, ups and downs, and moving on and forward. I think that's the most important part...

Shoes

 

 

 

 

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