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North America » United States » Minnesota » Hibbing July 12th 2011

When I was a senior in high school I wrote a short story entitled “Freedom Drive 99”. It was about a group of high school students from across the country who steal their parents cars, meet in Chicago and drive to LA on Route 66. They eventually abandon the deserted highway for I-44 and then one of them crashes in New Mexico and their parents eventually track them down and they all go back home never reaching their final destination. But like most great stories the ending is seldom as gratifying as the development that takes place trying to get there. At 18 my dream was to take off and drive to Southern California with no plan, no money, no worries. I really thought it would happen too. That was until I fell in love with ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Hibbing July 30th 2010

Entry Eleven: Bob Dylan Daze! Friday, July 30, 2010 Touring Hibbing with America’s Greatest Songwriter… After leaving the Boundary Waters the previous night, blowing through perhaps the most-famous Boundary Water town, Ely (ee lee), I camped in the Superior National Forest, camping at the scene of large, exposed rocks. A 7 a.m. reorganizing of the truck took an amazing 2 hours. However, the systems were become more solid. I drove the 2 hours, cranking Dylan all the way. I had always wanted to visit this town, as although Dylan had been born in Duluth, he moved to Hibbing at aged 5 and left after high school in 1959. Amazingly, it was only 7 years later that his career label of “folk singer” was already being replaced by his “going electric,” and recording the famous “booing” concerts ... read more
Dylan and the Dead Photo from Author
Drive to Ely
National Forest Campground




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