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Got laid off on Friday

I got laid off on Friday. So, I'm going to take a road trip out of Ohio down to Texas and back up through Colorado, because I love this country and want to see more of it. I'm 25, not married and don't have any kids yet. Any sight-seeing suggestions? Maybe I'll make a stop at the Bundy Ranch? I'm going to bring my bible and the constitution/declaration of independence with me.

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There have been many travelogs written by people who have traversed America, from Alexis de Tocqueville, John Steinbeck, and up to William Least Heat Moon. It would be fascinating to criss-cross the country and compare yesterday with today. How has America changed? How are its' people different from the generations before? How are they the same? What has happened to our geography, our economy, our psyches?

I contend that the American character is the same today as in Alexis de Tocqueville's day, in some ways. In some ways we are totally different.

I'd like to read it when you're done.

Don't forget...

Leave some print outs at every stop that you make. Gas stations, local stores, etc. sometimes have racks for the free local paper and other adverts, or a cork board for business cards and such.

dailypaul.com, lewrockwell.com, benswann.com, ronpaulinstitute.org

Citizens Grand Jury, jury null, "vote the record, not the rhetoric", etc.

Anything that may plant a seed :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I live in Kansas City Missouri.

Repy to this message if you wanna go get some KC BBQ and talk some politics if you're in the area. We're the same age too.

Road travels? Life is a

Road travels?

Life is a road, and I firmly believe that God gives us, "signs," to follow.

Some signs are so obvious, but we still travel the same path after seeing one stop sign after another because most humans are stubborn and set in their ways.

The road to destruction, or the road to reconstruction?

There's nothing like a good long drive on the highways of America.

I once drove 2,661 miles from California to New York in 3 days.

I'll never forget it. I'll never forget calling home from a small restaurant in Texas.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

North instead.

I'd suggest going Detroit, there is a wave of people coming into the city from around the world and many young people coming from the suburbs. Check out the Riverfront and development going on downtown and especially on the east side close to Belle Isle, it has recently been taken over by the State of Michigan DNR with work being done to make it one of the best State Parks in the State.

You could find some

You could find some sustainable farms on your route for a volunteer work exchange.
Lots of these farms accept volunteers in exchange for a place to sleep + farm products.
There are some beautiful places to experience out there.


Wow thanks for the tip!

Wow thanks for the tip! That's definitely something I'll look in to.

Funny...I read it wrong...

I thought you said you were going to make a stop at the Bunny Ranch, with your Bible and Constitution. Time to get my eyes checked!

That's funny! At first glance

That's funny! At first glance I thought he said he got laid on Friday.

I thought he was

laid too and I read it twice before I noticed "off"


Hahaha! Time for some

Hahaha! Time for some glasses!

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Instead of burning time find a job and do something with yourself other than looking at red rocks in Utah. You lost your job its a crappy feeling and now you want to run wild and explore because you are running away from responsiblity for you and your future. It's all fun and games til the day comes you realise you didn't do anything in your life worth doing. Riding around looking at dirt isn't a move in the right direction just yet. Get yourself together iron some dress cloths and hit the pavement. Find something that you like are good at or have training in. If you have none of these at 25 go to New Mexico and illegally camp somewhere.

Stop and see Bishop's Castle in Rye, Colorado

It is being built by a single man from the local rock- a Ron Paul supporter.

It is amazing what one man can do over time.


If I remember right it is continually under construction so he doesn't have to pay taxes on it. :)

Find all the National Parks

and Historical sites. Enjoy.

Definitely one thing the government did that is decent.

Sorry about your job loss...not to sound cliché but perhaps this will lead to another path...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I agree. +1

and sometimes, no plan is the best. Have fun.

If youre coming to Texas, Austin is beautiful this time of year

...before it gets to be 115 degrees outside.

And I have heard lots of great things about Ft.Collins, Colorado...Napa Valley of Beers.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

I got laid off on Friday too...that is, Friday Nov 16, 2012...

I'm 56, not married and don't have any kids either so I can somewhat relate to your story - just add 31 years!

Since then I've pursued things which are imnportant to me in life such as music, chess and liberty politics of course.

But I've had to remain frugal so I haven't traveled much because travel is downright expensive - no matter how you try to make it cheaper. I work odd jobs to get by but will soon have to get back to work full time.

I would say do the things which are most important to you.

If you have enough money to last for a while, then go make some memories!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

In Montana...

Look me up.

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

If you're for sight seeing

If you're for sight seeing avoid highway 80 for your return trip. Nothing but the same thing for hours and hours.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry

If your going through

If your going through Colorado, make a point to walk through the University of Colorado campus at night. It is really cool when everything is all lit up. I usually grab a Jimmy Johns sandwich on the Hill and wander around. There is a shuttle bus that goes around campus called the "Buff Bus" and it is free to ride for whoever.

Zion National Park in UT is awesome to check out as well if you are heading out to Nevada to the Bundy ranch.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

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Ohis Has Some EarthMounds

This one is in Southern Ohio. I haven't had a chance to see this one. But if I was going that way I would stop off and take a look. There are is a lot of speculation as to why they were build ( which I'm not going to go into here ). But I believe that native Americans that, were there, when asked; replied that the mounds existed before they were there.


Two shorten the road.

Great Idea!

I have been on a couple of cross country trips and would highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity.

Like you, I was sure to bring my bible and Pocket Patriot, along with my guitar, camping gear and video camera.

If you haven't ever read "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac, I would suggest reading it before you roll out.


"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

Had already planned on

Had already planned on reading some Jack Kerouac! Great taste in books my friend!

Great Attitude!

I've lost track of how many times that has happened to me. I was also fired once, wrote a 10 page letter to the President of company telling him everything that was wrong with it, a 6 page letter to the head of HR about the poor management and demanding to know the real reason why (since the given reason made no sense) and I was reinstated with back pay.

Often, there are cut-backs, and depending on the situation, the layoffs are often unfair and have nothing to do with the individuals laid off. I was lucky I went through it so many times in retail during the 80's that I learned to put money aside for a rainy day.

The company that fired and then reinstated me moved me 400 miles to a new area at my request. Los Angeles. It's a densely populated area and I never felt threatened, but I made a point of paying attention to those around me.

Usually, you can trust people to help you out, but it only takes one bad guy or gal to ruin your trip (or your life). Pay attention--be prepared--most bad guys will look for an easier target.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Please educate us

A letter that got you reinstated?

Can you share your letter, to educate all of us. Or if it is too subtle then is it possible that you share it privately?

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make sure it is the

King James Bible version bro, and do yourself a great favor and grab a Strong's Concordance with you to study alongside it, probably 30 bucks, but money well spent, enjoy your time with the Lord my friend, maybe that is what He wanted.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Oh yes it is absolutely the

Oh yes it is absolutely the KJV. I'll look into that Strong's Concordance. Thanks!

If you are going as far as

If you are going as far as the Bundy ranch, be sure and see sedona az, the grand canyon, and the red rock country in southern Utah on the way.