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On the road to the Sasquatch Musical Festival: 100 million Greyhound Buses, Doing It Caveman-style, Love of the Luggageless

First, a few words about Greyhound. Choice words. We’ve always had a symbiotic co-existence, the ‘hound and I. I’ve logged many hours-nay, days-at a time crisscrossing the continent on their coach buses, and they’ve always been good to me. That’s why I (perhaps rashly. Possibly foolishly.) decided to circumnavigate North America on a solo bus journey from Toronto to the Sasquatch Music Festival outside Seattle. But apparently, something has changed. I don’t know what I did, but somewhere between grabbing a Blue Moon on a Nashville patio with my roommate and munching a $2 quesadilla in Amarillo, Texas, Greyhound decided to eat my backpack, and with it, several of my worldy possessions (that is to say, clothes). Standing in a severely embarrassing state at the customer service desk of the downtown LA bus station, mascara stains smearing the front of my glasses, I think I managed to frighten every single person who worked there with my uncontrollable sleep-deprived sobbing, my pleas for assistance, and my three-day bus hair. Read more on She Does The City…

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She Does The City Road Trip, Day 4: New Orleans to Austin [539 miles]

We get to New Orleans at midnight, and are checked into the St. Charles Guesthouse in the Garden District by a gentle old man who leads us down cozy corridors covered in framed, fading photos of Fitzgerald-era women in pin curls, little boys in sailor suits, and dashing gentlemen with skinny moustaches, to a tiny room with a gas heater feebling pumping hot air from the bathroom. The colours are faded pinks and greens and surreal oranges, all of it looks the way I remember my grandma’s house when I was five. This is a great place to stay if you want to instantly feel transported by that weird cosmic thing New Orleans does to people. Two things are immediately clear: we need beer, and we need gumbo. Like, right now. Read more on She Does The City…

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