Thursday, 11 June 2009

Middle America

Just got off my Greyhound bus from Minneapolis to San Francisco! I think the trip took in 9 states and was about 2,200 miles long, it did take over 56 hours! I saw this at a truck stop and thought it looked like classic Americana so took a snap.

Whilst of the bus I sat next to a bloke covered in tattoos... he asked me where I was going and I said "San Fran, where have you come from today?" he looked at me and said "Oh I just got released from the state penitentiary." I studied his face but he seemed pretty legit about the whole deal. Later I would learn that ex-cons get a Greyhound ticket to anywhere they want in the country on leaving prison so they can get home. I asked him if he was going to get his tats coloured in and he said "No" in a rather unimpressed voice... I guess I should have realised from the 88's where his sideburns would have been (88 for HH or 'Heil Hitler') and the swastika on the crown of his head that he might not be that into colours...

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