Monthly Archives: January 2013

Walking backward, Part 2

Jan. 15, Paoli, Pa. – I debark the Paoli outpost of the International House of Bitterness, hard by the old train station, shortly after 8 p.m. and embark on my pedestrian ramble to the Upper Main Line YMCA. Somehow I … Continue reading

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Back Pages: Sierra Cristo Rey to White Sands

Editor’s note: In April 2010, we were coming home from the Old Settlers Music Festival outside of Austin, Texas. We were also on the trail of famed American journalist Ernie Pyle. After leaving El Paso on a brilliant Saturday morning, … Continue reading

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Leaving Laredo

Dec. 9 – I said farewell to the engaging Arnolds, Jose and Ermelina, and now it was time to say goodbye to Laredo. Giddy to have stumbled upon this connection to Ernie Pyle’s Laredo and issuing silent thanks to the … Continue reading

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Walking backward

I had no reason to walk, but I walked nonetheless. I walked west along the south side of Lancaster Avenue, part of storied U.S. Route 30, which traverses the continent from Atlantic City, N.J., to Astoria, Ore. Route 30 throughout … Continue reading

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Laredo: Ernie Pyle and Jose Arnold

Dec. 9, Laredo – We bid adieu to friendly (enough) customs agent Moses Espinoza and wander across the street. After half-heartedly perusing the high-toned tequilas and cut-rate perfumes at a duty-free store adjacent to International Bridge No. 1, we leave … Continue reading

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Laredo revisited

Dec. 9 – We make the short trip down 35 and enter Laredo proper. We turn off San Bernardo just before the interstate highway dissolves into the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge (aka International Bridge No. 1) and Mexico. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s Day, Philly style

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