I've begun driving cars to different cities, for a little extra money. It's been interesting. Doesn't pay much but boy is it a learning experience. I drove to Tulsa last week end. It was interesting. I delivered the car and then took a taxi downtown. The downtown area was empty. Only me and few other folks
wandering about. Had some great old buildings. I could tell the oil business had been good to this town. I found a place and had an early diner before going to the Bus station and just waiting. Riding the bus is interesting. Most of the people who ride the bus are people of color of some sort. Being white buts you in the minority. I was lucky on this first bus ride to get a seat up front to myself. It made stops in few towns where I just sat on the bus. Then in St Louis I had to change buses. My bus from Tulsa ran late and missed the connection. They put me on the next bus out which meant I had to wait a couple of hours. I got home in Nashville the next day.
My next driving assignment was to Knoxville. Again, I had several hours to kill. The bus station was within a few blocks of towndown. So I wandered into a comic book store and they told me what direction to walk to get to the downtown.
I want to start to take my camera with me but in ways I think I shouldn't. Riding the bus I don't take a purse only a bag big enough to carry everything. A camera would be hard to carry and hide. At least my camera's would be hard to hide.
Yesterday I got a glimpse of Indianapolis. The bus station was right downtown. It was a fancy downtown. I wanted to go visit the train station that was turned into a hotel, but all door were locked. It was interesting. Had an early dinner at a bar. Riding the bus was no fun. I had to take a late bus so I had to hang out at the bus station for a good while. Then I had to sit in the back. We had a lay over in Louisville but it was dark so I couldn't go walking. Then the ride to Nashville getting in at 2:20am. No fun getting that late.