Time Magazine’ Swampland (Political Insight) begins “Joe’s Road Trip” by coming down to Laredo to start the trek north to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
From the post:
Road Trip 2011 begins today. Well, we had so much fun last time, why not? And there’s still a lot to learn, and enjoy, about this country. So I’m in San Antonio, and in a few hours I’ll pick up our first traveling companion and head down to the Mexican border at Laredo. Some basic facts about this year’s trip:
Route: From south to north, Laredo to Minneapolis, with longer stops in Austin, Texas–for the Austin City Limits music festival (the enjoyment part)–and Iowa, for the presidential politics.
Vehicle: A charcoal gray Jeep Liberty,* unnamed as yet…but I may call it: The Briquette.
The story of the beginning of the journey was posted yesterday and I wrote them to wish them luck. Alas, I received no response. I do know they visited with Border Patrol but … if you spot Joe Klein and Katy Steinmetz, Lynsey Addario and their traveling guest in a Jeep Liberty, make sure you give them a warm Laredo welcome :).