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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/15 11:30:10 (permalink)
Exactly right Al... I forget sometimes that the majority of people reading this don't have my itinerary sitting in front of them. It is daunting & (more than likely) exhausting, but we will SEE the corner of the US that we are travelling to. I have visions of us asleep at our dinner each night - but we'll be I need to add blank pages into my schedule for comments along the way --
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 11:03:02 (permalink)
Must be getting closer because I've got a doozer of a ? for my roadfood pals - Any suggestions for music to listen to on this trip? Remember: we're mid-40s... Thinking along the lines of The Eagles & "Take It Easy"... If I can get suggestions fairly soon I can have our oldest daughter build me some CDs for the ride. I like to tie in artists/songs to where we are going (any Grand Canyon titles?), what we'll be seeing ("Rte 66") etc.
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 11:21:28 (permalink)
HEHEHE Ok, You Asked for it--
1. B J Thomas doing "RainDrops keep Falling on my Head" not a weather related song...but rather the Theme from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid He and the Gang lived in Southern Utah and hid there often.
2. Highway to Hell, AD-DC, Great moving down the desert and deserted highways.
3. Less up to date, but a classic...The Grand Canyon Suite.
4. Any of the Beach Boys, Get Up and Go music...Little Deuce Coupe, Surfin USA, 409, etcetc
5. Don't remember who did it (HELP, ORT!!) but what about "Please, Mr. Custer, I don't Want to go". (again very themactic !)
6. Around Vegas, just open your windows and let the Neil Diamond, Engelbird Humperdink roll in on the breeze.
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 11:27:21 (permalink)
Al -
Mr. Custer


Artist: Larry Verne (peak Billboard position # 1 in 1960)
Words and Music by Fred Darian, Al DeLory, and Joe Van Winkle



<Indian drums throughout>
<Indian war whoops>


(That famous day in history the men of the 7th Cavalry went riding on)
(And from the rear a voice was heard)
(A brave you man with a trembling word rang loud and clear)
What am I doin' here??


Please Mr. Custer, I don't wanna go
Hey, Mr. Custer, please don't make me go
I had a dream last night about the comin' fight
Somebody yelled "attack!"
And there I stood with a arrow in my back.


Please Mr. Custer, I don't wanna go (forward Ho!!)--aaww


SPOKEN: Look at them bushes out there
They're moving and there's a injun behind every one
Hey, Mr. Custer-you mind if I be excused the rest of the afternoon?
HEY CHARLIE, DUCK YER HEAD!! <sound of arrow whizzing by>
Hmm, you're a little bit late on that one, Charlie
Hooh, I bet that smarts!


(They were sure of victory, the men of the 7th Cavalry, as they rode on)
(But then from the rear a voice was heard)
(That same brave voice with the trembling word rang loud and clear)
What am I doin' here??


Please Mr. Custer, I don't wanna go
Listen, Mr. Custer, please don't make me go
There's a redskin a'waitin' out there, just fixin to take my hair
A coward I've been called cuz I don't wanna wind up dead or bald


Please Mr. Custer, I don't wanna go (forward HO)--aaww


SPOKEN: I wonder what the injun word for friend is
Let's see-friend-- kemo sabe, that's it
KEMO SABE!, HEY OUT THERE-KEMO SABE! <sound of arrow whizzing by>
Nope, that itn't it
Look at them durned injuns
They're runnin' around like a bunch of wild Indians-heh, heh, heh
Nah, this ain't no time for jokin'
<sound of arrow whizzing by>
<sound of arrow whizzing by>

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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 11:59:49 (permalink)
I knew to go to the experts... Keep 'em coming as we've got miles & miles & miles to go.. I was thinking of "King of the Road" by Mr. Miller & "On Top of Old Smoky" before breakfast ... tee hee... Suppose I'll need some famous tuba song as we're entering Tuba City...
Taking notes....
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 12:28:49 (permalink)
DenDan,
I was singin' along as I read ! Very appropriate for current events too !

Now Kim, Try this to see what reaction you get from the Locals... Park in front of the Tuba City Truck Stop...Play this extra Loud as you stand on the hood of the car singing the lyrics... (Theme from EXODUS).." THIS LAND IS MINE ...GOD GAVE THIS LAND TO ME!! Yeah, that ought to get your name in the paper!
Add in... This Land is Your Land,... Happy Trails To You (The Roy and Dale Theme), add in some Marty Robbins (El Paso) and .....
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 12:34:38 (permalink)
I keep thinking that Eagles songs would have to be good ones, but get stuck on Hotel California & we're not going to to California... How about some Vegas showtunes? Something with Sedona in it? How 'bout them Utah songs... Maybe some kind of choo-choo ballads for the ride to/from the Canyon? & somebody must know a trolley song for when we're on the Sedona trolley... Don't forget that we're boating, too - Lake Powell & Lake Mead...
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 12:51:48 (permalink)
Just found the perfect roadfood theme song: try & find "Punkys Dilemma" sung by Simon & Garfunkel. I am listening to my Old Friends CD set by them & on the 2nd disc it's #19... Think you'll like it ~
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 20:12:13 (permalink)
I just drove from Las Vegas to Nashville. Businesswise, it worked out, but from a roadfood perspective, I had less than great results.
Starting in Vegas, The Venetian was closed at around 6:30 Saturday evening.
My whole timing thing wasn't great. In Williams, Old Smoky's was closed for the day. When I reached Gallup, the Eagle was closed for the night. I pushed on, and found a really good green chile stew at exit 102, at the Blue Sky Truckstop/casino.
Next morning, Jiggs was closed. When I reached El Reno, Jobe's was out of business. I had a good onionburger at Johnny's Grill, then pushed on. I stopped in Russellville to find Feltner's Whattaburger closed for an employee Christmas party. At that point, I gave up on the food thing, and drove on into Nashville and fixed my own breakfast.
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 20:23:46 (permalink)
That's discouraging -- It really seems as though the stars were in misalignment for this trip (trying my best to get in a Sedona-frame of mind). {Only kidding} ~ I've done my best to lay our trip out with phone numbers, hours of operation, etc, but who knows if it will work out as planned.. The Venetian being closed early isn't on my list of "options" - thanks for the warning..
So, Pete, what did you listen to on the way?
I've also sent this thread over to Misc. so that nobody notices that we're not talking enough about "where to eat"...
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 20:36:30 (permalink)
Poverty Pete: It seems that you wouold have been better off doing your own stuff.

Nobody was open and sometimes you just trust to luck.

You see it, it looks good and if it smells good, you eat it.

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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 20:59:56 (permalink)
Well, as for tunes, it being the season and all, I was blasting Mannheim Steamroller all the way across.
Back in the 80's, I drove that corridor on a regular basis, but not in recent years. I wanted to give the new version of Roadfood as many chances as I could, since I used it with great success in the early 80's. This time, though, I was more concerned with getting home asap, than with exploring restaurants. Driving a truck that would only go 31 mph on the grades, I still managed 1100 miles in the last 24 hours. I just wish Jiggs had been open. Their jerky was a staple in my diet ib the old days.
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 21:06:53 (permalink)
I'm with Paul on this one... I've stopped at restaurants "just because" & found gems, but I do like the idea of recommendations as a way to make sure that I order something yummy ... I've found that I can make it with a quick stop at a grocery store, but prefer to enjoy the "apple pie ala mode that's almost as good as my own" based on someone else's suggestion. Isn't that why we're all here? Must 'fess thought that I love diner architecture & have trouble passing up a diner even if I've just eaten (might even claim to need a bathroom break just to get in the door & stop for a cuppa).
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/16 21:31:57 (permalink)
Pete
I'm with you about Jigg's in Clinton OK. For years we would stop both east and westbound to pick up some Jerky to fill our needs for the rest of the trip, plus some.
This past May when we did a quick 'out and back' to Phoenix we stopped on the westbound leg and did our usual 2 lb purchase. Something bad had happened since our visit there in 2000. The Jerky was full of gristle, the seasoning was either all pepper or all salt and in some pieces totally non-seasoned at all. It was really bad.
I vowed to give it another chance on our next trip to see if we had just hit them at a bad time, so next month we will try to catch them at a better time!
Has anyone else purchased Jerky from Jiggs Smoke House within the past year?? Report in Please ! I don't want to pan the place unfairly, but If I get 2 bad batchs , you will hear about it .
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 09:29:11 (permalink)
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Just found the perfect roadfood theme song: try & find "Punkys Dilemma" sung by Simon & Garfunkel. I am listening to my Old Friends CD set by them & on the 2nd disc it's #19... Think you'll like it ~


Punky's Dilemma

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Wish I was a Kellogg's cornflake,
Floating in my bowl taking movies,
Relaxing awhile,
Living in style,
Talking to a raisin who occasionally plays L.A.
Casually glancing at his toupée.

Wish I was an English muffin
About to make the most out of a toaster,
I'd ease myself down,
Coming up brown;
I prefer boysenberry more than any ordinary jam:
I'm a citizens-for-boysenberry-jam fan.

Ah, South California...

If I become a first lieutenant,
Would you put my photo on your piano?
To Mary Jane,
Best wishes, Martin.
Old Roger draft-dodger leavin' by the basement door,
Everybody knows what he's tippy-toeing down there for.

(Whistling)
Oh really?
(More whistling)

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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 09:36:45 (permalink)
Not sure, but it sure does seem right down the alley for this group..LOL
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 10:41:11 (permalink)
Get you mind out of the "gutter"!
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 10:53:43 (permalink)
At work & I've got my neighbors wondering what I'm chuckling at... Would they believe that it's a bunch o'strangers spread out across the US? From rainy Massachusetts thanks for the mirth... (great word "mirth")
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 10:58:48 (permalink)
That's what is SO great about this group, mulb511...a fun loving bunch of food addicts!
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 11:09:44 (permalink)
LATW - Laughing all the way!!
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 11:22:40 (permalink)
except that I work in a physician's billing office... Nobody even chuckles, but their cubicles are decorated to the hilt... I usually put the headphones on & hum gently... This has everyone really wondering what was in my a.m. coffee
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...My favorite time of the year... Right now we're in gloom & the snow is disappearing
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 11:26:58 (permalink)
Yep, you guys have really been hit with some nice snow this month. We had a quater " of ice on Saturday night, that's all so far. It's sunny and near 50 today! Oh, off topic....ah....I sure liked Flagstaff when I visited. Ah, back on topic..
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 11:38:20 (permalink)
How did the food in the southwest compare with that of NC? Do you have any recommendations on what we should eat when there? We've been told about the tortillas, but not much else.
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 11:42:22 (permalink)
Try the Indian fry bread if you get a chance. The best we had was at the Hopi Indian Reservation hotel. !! No comparisons I can make. There are so many new places and things to try it make it all "different". Many of the others on this forum know the SW!
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 12:45:31 (permalink)
Thanks.. Maybe at the Tuba City Truck Stop...
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/17 13:12:06 (permalink)
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Thanks.. Maybe at the Tuba City Truck Stop...

That would be a good choice!!
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/18 03:18:12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by dendan

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Originally posted by mulb511

Just found the perfect roadfood theme song: try & find "Punkys Dilemma" sung by Simon & Garfunkel. I am listening to my Old Friends CD set by them & on the 2nd disc it's #19... Think you'll like it ~


Punky's Dilemma

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Wish I was a Kellogg's cornflake,
Floating in my bowl taking movies,
Relaxing awhile,
Living in style,
Talking to a raisin who occasionally plays L.A.
Casually glancing at his toupée.

Wish I was an English muffin
About to make the most out of a toaster,
I'd ease myself down,
Coming up brown;
I prefer boysenberry more than any ordinary jam:
I'm a citizens-for-boysenberry-jam fan.

Ah, South California...

If I become a first lieutenant,
Would you put my photo on your piano?
To Mary Jane,
Best wishes, Martin.
Old Roger draft-dodger leavin' by the basement door,
Everybody knows what he's tippy-toeing down there for.

(Whistling)
Oh really?
(More whistling)




What the heck was paul simon on when he wrote that?


The fact that he is singing the song to "Mary Jane" might be a hint.

and if you are not up for listening to the Meat Puppets, a great desert roadtrip band (but for the 20s to 30s set) I would agree with Marty Robbins and add the Sons of the Pioneers (Cool, clear, water...water...water)
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/18 07:39:02 (permalink)
Thanks Elise... I've added them to the list...Did you note that this was your 1234th posting? My son loves numbers & has made me aware of them in odd places...
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RE: las vegas to flagstaff 2003/12/19 18:12:59 (permalink)
Wanted to let everyone know that I spent some time in the video store today & got 90% of the videos recommended. When I told the owner what I was doing "hinting via video" he thought it was a GREAT (& profitable for him) idea... Maybe it'll catch on... Thanks for all of your help.
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