Ralphie on the Road

The cross-country adventures of Rafael Alvarez

Ralphie on the Road #6: Marfa and Mysko

On Monday – the 14th of January, birthday of Benedict Arnold – I pulled off of State Route 90 in Texas and into the fabled town of Marfa.

Ralphie on the Road #5: Sleeping in the Truck

My journey east from New Mexico into the Lone Star State began on Sunday, January 13th, the feast day of Hilary of Poitiers, the 4th century “Hammer of the Arians.” ...

Ralphie on the Road #4: Silver City, New Mexico

I am a steady rolling man. Today’s adventures of Ralphie on the Road began in the second week of January 2008 with a simple grilled cheese sandwich outside of Willcox, ...

Rolling ‘cross the Country

Second week of January, 2008 Sometimes I think I could cross the country on nothing more than coffee, gas, $9 truck stop showers every other day, and Pop Tarts. Remember ...
ROTR no. 9 art TWO (1)

Carrier pigeon dispatches between my daughter Amelia and me on January 15, 2008 as I took my good old time approaching Austin, Texas from the west. Me: “Hello from the ...