Monthly Musings : July

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

 

This is the summer of my first “great American road trip”. The idea for this vacation came about because of a trip that Noel’s family took years ago when he and his sisters were kids. 4 weeks, a rented RV, three teenagers, two adults and a golden retriever. He has such fond memories of this time, even the tedious driving days when moodiness among passengers was at its highest. It’s all part of the experience; the random roadside attractions, the inevitable boredom of driving through the least enchanting states, the shitty motels and KOA’s. Although parts of this trip seem less than appealing, it will certainly be worth it to see this unknown (to me) part of the country. Over the course of two weeks, we will drive from LA to New Orleans through much of the Southwest. We have planned where to stay in those two cities, and everything else is up to chance…the way a road trip should be.