I've been following this blog for several weeks now and have added it to my blog list. "Flyover America" is a term used derisively by snobbish folks to describe everything between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that they deem unworthy of attention. But Flyover America nurtures the seeds that often blossom into a myriad of mad and unique indigenous flora that feed America's creativity and culture. Those creative geniuses you meet in New York or L.A. often have humble roots in the Midwest. Of course, the humble towns and villages from which they come often spawn a desperate yearning to move on. But, as the saying goes, you can take the boy out of Peoria, but you can't take Peoria out of the boy, or somesuch. I always ask interesting Americans whom I meet on the coasts and in other large cities where they come from and am never surprised if they come from a modest town in Flyover America. Bloggerboy himself, in spite of his urbane and international veneer, is a product of midwestern stock. I urge any foreign readers (non-US) who have spent time in America's great coastal cities to venture further inland, and not just Route 66. You'll never understand America if you limit yourselves to the coastal areas and major tourist attractions, as nice as they are. You gotta get off the beaten track. The Blog Flyover America also includes posts about coastal towns, but it is dedicated primarily to taking a closer look at things between the coasts that even most Americans overlook. I'm eternally grateful to the blog for introducing me to The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I have taken the liberty of downloading a recent press release from the museum's website. Click to enlarge.
Three cheers for weird America.