Iowa-BugOut-Texas-Coast-Bliss-Bob Davis Podcast 904

Iowa BugOut Mega Road Trip

I told myself I would take a long road trip after Iowa Campaign Coverage. Certainly this is already a mega road trip. Learn why in Iowa-BugOut-Texas-Coast-Bliss-Bob Davis Podcast 904.

Objective Texas Gulf Coast

Moreover the target; The Texas Gulf Coast, sure looked like a hop skip and a jump from Iowa. On a map!

Oh yeah. Texas Is Really Big

Most noteworthy, the sheer size of Kansas, Oklahoma, and especially The Lone Star State.

Galveston! Oh Galveston!

First of all, Galveston Island. Especially the old sections of downtown Galveston you don’t usually hear about. Second, the famed ‘seawall’, bars and resorts and more.

Matagorda Beach Bliss

Above all I wanted warm humid weather. I wanted the beach. After two more days driving I found the Matagorda Peninsula. Why do I love Texas? For fifteen bucks you buy a permit, drive onto the beach, and start your fire.

Beach Town? We Have A Winner!

Even more, under a full moon, it was magical. Finally the other end of the Peninsula which I keep calling ‘North Padre Island’, includes the great beach town of Port Aransas and a state park near there where I chilled for a night.

A Road To Nowhere Was Best Of All

Above all South Padre Island. What I call the ‘north end’ of South Padre Island. A road that leads nowhere but between dunes and the shore. A full moon. Boondocking on the road. Alone. Another full moon. Bliss.

Finally, from South Padre Island onto Brownsville and the border. All to come.

Surf’s Up!

These days people who live in the cold northern reaches usually want to get on planes and head for the South Pacific or Virgin Islands. Hard to believe you can just drive to Texas, and right onto the beach.

If you’ve got a little time.

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Election2020-Barnstorming-Iowa-Challenges-Bob Davis-Podcast 895

Taking Travel To A New Level

I love to travel. Even more I think there’s nothing better than going to the story. Learn more in Election2020-Barnstorming-Iowa-Challenges-Bob Davis-Podcast 895.

Back Roads In The Dead Of A Midwest Winter

First of all when I go, I go back roads only. Second, I take the podcast studio on the road with me.

Iowa Caucus Coverage

I’m covering the democrat campaigns to win the Iowa Caucuses in less than a week.

Up Close and Personal

Especially relevant is the why in this equation. I do this because there’s no equal to seeing these candidates up close and personal. In addition going to the story is better than hearing pundits tell us what to think about what’s literally happening.

No Judgements

These days a podcast that takes you inside campaign events, without judgement, is quite unique.

Personal Challenges Barnstorming In Winter

Saying this is difficult is certainly true. Doing it in the dead of winter is challenging to say the least. I talk about the personal challenges doing this, in Election2020-Barnstorming-Iowa-Challenges-Bob Davis-Podcast 895.

Going To The Story

If you want to hear some of the podcasts I’ve done about the pipeline protest, air shows, and Sturgis click here.

Cold Feet and Generators, Walmart Parking Lots and Truck Stops

Long time listeners know I do all this from a twenty year old ambulance which has not been converted into an RV. Camp stoves, coolers, generators, propane and electric heaters. More importantly cold feet are the order of the day.

No Van Life Picture But Having A Blast

Due to these kinds of challenges you’d think I would be miserable. On the contrary I am having a blast. It’s no ‘van life‘ picture in the mountains, but it’s tons of fun.

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Podcast 321

Updating The Big Stories. Live from the wood stove at the broadcast bunker. On the heels of Podcast 320, concentrating on the Islamic State issue in US foreign policy, some updates on this and other stories. Jeb Bush gives a major foreign policy speech in Chicago, with little more than rhetoric featured except for the announcement that a number of old Reagan and Bush 1 and 2 hands will be assisting ‘The Future President’, Jeb Bush. Is old Cold War and Neo Conservative/Interventionist policy what the United States needs? Or do we need something a little more updated? For Bush this is the safe (and smart) bet for Republicans, but he still did not map out a plan. Meanwhile in Brownsville, Texas a District Court judge has put a hold on President Obama’s plans to ‘reform’ immigration with executive orders. Some people think the lower court ruling is the Supreme Court. The suit was brought by a score of states that claim they are irreparably harmed by the President’s orders, and the President plans to appeal. Some believe the White House has a better chance in higher courts. Others believe this will go all the way to the Supreme Court. In the meantime, chances are the ruling will hold while the states continue with their suit. The scolds are at it again, this time saying the technology revolution had produced no productivity change. Scolds say the tech comparison to the invention of the Light Bulb, or the automobile and their impact on society is poppycock. Why is it Scolds always cite Facebook and Hacking, or the NSA and Ed Snowden as examples of ‘tech’ when they want to suggest ‘tech’ hasn’t really amounted to much? It depends on how you measure productivity, and what years you compare. Moreover, the technology revolution is just getting started. The smart phone is really only a few years old. Flexibility offered in almost every industry with IT has changed how we do business, where we do business, and where workers are when they work. Still greater developments are only starting to be researched. For example, drug companies and silicon valley are teaming up to research reverse aging. If people can live substantially longer lives, without aging, or reverse aging, that will probably have a pretty big impact on how productive our economy is. Would you volunteer to take a trip to Mars? Before you respond, there’s one catch. It’s a one way trip. 100 people have already volunteered for the Mars 1 mission, 24 will be chosen. They will spend the rest of their lives on the angry red planet. If you have issues with so called millennials, you might want to hear what some of the volunteers – in their twenties – said about why they want to take a trip, from which they will never return. Their commitment to the bigger picture is sobering. Sponsored by X Government Cars