Taking the Greyhound to America

Audio Slideshow  •  Sophia Dembling  •  07.16.10 | 10:26 AM ET

Sophia Dembling

Dallas-based writer Sophia Dembling is co-author of the Flyover America blog and author of "The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texas." She would love to hear your tales of America, so drop her an email.

5 Comments for Taking the Greyhound to America

Marcy Gordon 07.16.10 | 3:23 PM ET

Bravo. This is so layered yet concise. It captures the greyhound sensibility, a moment in time, and the inner dialogue of the budding travel writer. Makes me want to dig out my old travel journals too, and revisit my travel past.

GypsyGirl 07.19.10 | 4:09 PM ET

Thank you for sharing! About six months ago I pulled out my journals from my first long road trip at 17.  Hard to believe it was 10 years ago! But Greyhound is still about the same strange venture this day in age- just took them cross country this spring.

Sophia Dembling 07.19.10 | 4:39 PM ET

Ah, I’m glad people still do it. I took a Greyhound from Savannah to Atlanta recently and it did seem similar. That familiar restroom disinfectant/bus exhaust smell. I did my last cross-country Greyhound trip, um, before you were born…I was 30. There may be another in my future some day. Dunno if I’ll enjoy it as much—it was all about the discovery back then.

GypsyGirl 07.19.10 | 5:13 PM ET

It wouldn’t be about discovery still…but I understand what ya mean.  I did it because I was curious- usually I drive my own caravan places.

Elizabeth 07.19.10 | 9:35 PM ET

Thanks, Sophia. Your journey into America was very much your own, and I like the ending: your notes say it all. Makes me want to go back. Going to check out your blog now.

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