The Liberty Bus Tour – Day 2 Reflections

30 Aug
Beth is serenaded with Gordy looking on at Black Barts in Flagstaff, Arizona

Second day on the Liberty Bus, and we are headed to Arizona (via New Mexico).  We stopped briefly in Santa Fe for a quick walk around the Plaza et al. (imagine driving a 40-foot bus with van attached through the crowded streets of Santa Fe – we have an amazing bus driver).

Here I had the wonderful opportunity to drag Gordy to an art venue – The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (; we each picked out our favorite paintings (abstract), and explained their “meaning” to each other and why we chose them as favorites.  The “Abstraction” exhibit, which will show through September 12, 2010, was phenomenal.

After the drive on I-25 and I-40 (and more unbelievable maneuvering of the Liberty Bus through a KOA campground with plenty of foliage and roots – cheers Gordy!), we ended up at Black Barts Steakhouse, Saloon, and Musical Revue  ( The food was delicious, and these talented young men and women put on quite a show for their guests.   They work at Black Barts while going to school and completing a program in music/performing arts at Northern Arizona University.  The “musical revue” component was a nice addition – Beth was serenaded by our waiter to “Hello Dolly” – that is the picture that you can see here on this post.

What makes our country so great?  There are a lot of components, but a true revere for freedom of speech and the freedom to pursue an artistic career as well as to express oneself through the visual or performing arts (no matter what the “medium”) is truly catamount to the United States of America, and the liberties that we have to pursue such adventures and careers.  That is why I love my country.

Founder of The Good American Post, Tisha T. Casida, is traveling across the country with the Liberty Bus from Liberty in America.  Join he through the adventure here at


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