Sunday, October 18, 2009

Goin Back Home and The Mushroom Lesson / Final Stop

About all I can think of about this trip so far, is what is gonna happin next. This has been more fun than I have ever had in my life. Travelin the  country, meetin people, gettin stoned, learnin new stuff, and experiencing way too much.We got on the road agin, headed for Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Man I knew it would be a big city and all, what with it being, the home of ole Vince Lombardi and all, but, didn't even think about all the cheese and cheese stuff. Man, I saw more cheese stuff than I could believe.

Saw this great big ole red barn, and felt more at home, then found out it was a restaurant, put a whole new thinkin bout, "what you think you was born in  a barn". Guess these cheese people never heard that one afore. cause they just looked at me in a blank stare. Till I said, man I love cheese, then they all hugged me and all. So we smoked a doob and made friends.

Genes' sister and brother-in-law, let us crash at their house, for a couple of weeks while we checked out the sites.  They got these light houses that are so cool there with a funny name, canna island, door county,
kinda sounded like a door way to a bunch a lilies, man was I wrong. Thet has to be one of the purtiest place on earth.

We went just about ever where, even to this lake named after a kangaroo, at first I thought maybe, Captain Kangaroo, lived there, along with Mr.Green Jeans, but nope just a real purty lake, with these real big white trees, never seen the such, we only got them ole pine trees, back home.

We really didn't have a whole lotta money to go and do a whole lot, but we had a bunch of fun, got drunk, got stoned some more, then decided we better head home.

We decided to take the scenic route back home, thought maybe it would be fun to travel long side the ole Mississippi River, coming back.

First stop was in, St. Louis, saw that big ole arch, and an ole paddle boat. Made me wanna be an ole time river gambler, but you gotta have money for that and I had NONE.

Next stop was in one of these road side camp thingys. We met some other young folks , kinda like us, just out havin a good time and all.
They asked us if we wanted to share some of their mushrooms, now, I had never ate no mushrooms before and I was really hungry, I had seen em before, in the restaurants, and they really looked good.
These folks weren't even cookin em though, they said you just eat em raw, should known right then these folks is a little crazy. Stoopid me ate em any way.

Very soon like, I was sicker than a dog, and ever thin was blurry, slowed down, and just plain ole weird. Found out, these damn things, were some kinda halucegeenine thing.  Now, I didn't mind gitten stoned, mind you, but this, trippin thing, weren't for me. I guess, once a hippie hick, always a hippie hick, no full blown offical, hippie here. If that is what, trippin, was all about, I was goin back to sippin moon shine, least that way I could sleep it off. This shi.. seemed to go on and on, you couldn't just lay down and go to sleep neither. It finally wore off, and I was happy to git outta thet place, whew.

I, decided, No more stops, I just wanted to git back home, sleep in my own bed, and just plainole git back to normal doins. My hippie hick days was commin to an end.

Sos, after whut was spose to be a four day weekend, startin on Memorial day, and endin the week after, turned into a cross country trip, we finally got home in time for the Labor Day festivities. Never mind that, I slept right through it, in my own comfortable bed, back on campus. I went and cut my hair all off, shaved my beard, quit smokin, and becane just another student, and I never looked back.

TILL NOW,   LOL, I guess them were, magic mushrooms, after all.


Charlene said...

This may also explain the whole "three hour tour" thing with Gilligan's Island too. :-) Lots of strange plants...

plainolebob said...

Charlene, yeah them plants are strange and do strange thins to you too. lol

Alice in Wonderland said...

Oh Bob! I love you so much! You are just what I need to cheer me up again today! I bet that you steer clear of any mushrooms now!
Hope you and Bess are doing fine!
Big Hugs to you both!!!

Hunter said...

Sounds like quite the road trip - magic mushrooms and all!

Jenno said...

Yanno, I'd thought of trying some of them mushrooms before... I decided without even trying that they're not for me -- and that was when I was still getting high! Sometimes life is better (though not necessarily more fun or enjoyable) without a doobie in hand. I guess there comes a time when lotsa folks outgrow it.

Wisconsin is beautiful, isn't it? Had you gone just four hours north of Green Bay (you'd traveled enough anyways, why not? Haha), you would've found da U.P. -- THE most beautiful vistas this country has to offer of forests, fields, and lakes. Oh, and don't forget the maskeeters. :)


Dayne Gingrich said...

Great trip.

I think I'm going to try those mushroom in a Risotto tonight!

Anonymous said...

Wow your adventure seemed so fun. I wish I could just pick up and go! One day...sigh! Thanks for the comments on my newborn blog! LOL! And I love your blog!

Sarah said...

that was it? one magic mushroom and you quit being a hippie? i thought that was the whole purpose of being a hippie? lol! well at least you got a fun trip out of it.

Just Playin' said...

Glad you made it back home...glad you could FIND your home. All is well. Back in the day, yeah man, it was good. Still is though. Enjoy the day!

plainolebob said...

Aice, yep them mushrooms did the trick. lol
Hunter, it really was a trip. lol

Jenno, yeah I use to cross country ski the U.P., it is beautiful.

Coach Dayne, ARE YOU NUTS? LoL

Chris, welcome, welcome, welcome.

Sarah, LOL, there may have been a little mor to it rhan was presented.

Miss Sandra, I had to leave a little wink there, LOL

carma said...

I guess it's good that we can all look back on our "glory days" - the fun days before conformity set in!

Sandee said...

I'm surprised that you remember this much. Just saying. The late sixties and early seventies are kind of a blur to me.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

plainolebob said...

Carma, cept i never have been much of a conformer,even now. lol

Sandee, too many people around that keep remindin me of a lot of ole stuff. lol

MaryRC said...

im ready to stay home too after reading your busness..

Cheri Pryor said...

Awww!!! Captain Kangaroo! Loved that show when I was little...Mr. Green Jeans, Dancing Bear, Mr. Moose. Thanks for the trip back!

Speaking of trips, mushrooms are better in spaghetti. lol!

Farila said...

I should have started from your first post... Not too late yet. I will do it.
It is very nice to read your blogs because they are simple and goes about like a friends narration after a trip..
Thanks for the mail Bob.

plainolebob said...

the trip was fun,long, and differnt.
But wouldn't trade it.

Cheri, lol, nostalgic, and be sure to use the right mushrooms.

Farila, thanks for the compliment, I like to tell the story this way, and glad you like it.

Chris said...

Very entertaining post. Your posts are very funny and make me want to sell off everythiing I own and buy a small camper and start traveling the country!

plainolebob said...

Chris that's funny cause that is my plan, to do next summer. Gonna sell everything and be a beach bum for a couple of years, lol. No for real.

dannyd said...

Sorry I haven't been to your blog lately. Such a funny post!

For some reason, you seem to have disappeared from my follower's list. I really like this blog and still follow it, and hope you can follow me as well!

Anonymous said...

The paddleboat in the river, just like in the movies, wow.

plainolebob said...

Danny, always happy for the visit, thanks.

Secretia, what movie? lol.

ByDSea said...

I stumbled upon those kind of shrooms once or twice myself. Not all that far from Door County either. Beautiful country up there, but nasty cold. Great story Bob!

plainolebob said...

ByDsea, it rally set me aback, i just ate so many cause i was so hungry, had no idee whut they were. lol

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats On Mushrooms said...

OMG!!! YOU KNOW WHERE MR. Greenjeans??? :) I'm jealous

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats said...

oops. Lives. I meant to say, you know where mr. greenjeans lives? I was just too excited. LOL

plainolebob said...

Mike, lol. didn't see him, but i sure looked.

Kate said...

I want an adventure! Great post as usual :)


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy i 've met you.
I believe you are such a nice person .I 'd better say you are so kind. I'm reading your posts and i think it's very easy to someone to love you, because you're so witty and kind.
Have a lovely time!
It's a pleasure reading you.

Anonymous said...

Betty is for Betty Manousos at

blueviolet said...

You'll never forget that trip!!!

Candice said...

I need to go on a road trip with you!

plainolebob said...

Kate, that was a fun trip, for some reason I forgot part of it, lol

Betty, it has been a pleasure getting to know you

Blue, some of it I don't remember tho. lol

Candice, maybe another road trip, cept on the sea this time, you are welcome to come along, lol

John McElveen said...


Thanks so much for taking me on the TRIP with you! I truly loved the ride! Great job mi amigo!

Shrooms rule!-- or make you think they do!!


Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Sounds like an unforgettable trip! Well...mostly... ;)

plainolebob said...

John, it was a tripp, in more ways than one, lol.

Stacy, welcome, yep iforgot some of that trip. lol

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