Roadtrip Archives

In the summer of 2003, Charlotte and I decided to take a trip across the country by rental car (why a rental? Don't ask--it's complicated, dull, and annoying.), stopping at various friends along the way, seeing the sights, and culminating in our annual visit to the Burningman festival in Nevada. This is the diary we kept along the way.


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Rough Itinerary
July
14-20 Jamestown NY
20-21 Cleveland OH
21-24 Louisville KY
24-25 Memphis TN
25-26 Hot Springs AR
? Oklahoma City OK
? Albuquerque NM
30 Taos NM
31 Mesa Verde CO
August
? Grand Canyon AZ
6-8 Tucson
8-10 Phoenix AZ
10-11 Indio CA
11-13 Los Angeles CA
13-16 Yosemite CA
16-24 San Francisco CA
24 Tahoe CA
Reno NV
24-Sept 1 Black Rock City NV
September
2 Salt Lake City UT
3-11 ?????
12 Louisville KY

Sat, Sep 13, 2003

Charlotte writes:

Straight on

Heading East from Reno we pass the usual sagebrush covered hills. Hills and Pignon pines, and then the landscape slowly becomes silvery white flat areas and marshes. Through the Humboldt ranges and ahead of us is the straightest road we have ever seen. Eighty leads ruler-straight directly to the horizon. Utah and the salt flats--an amazing view puntuated by the msot unlikely sculpture ever.

For miles in every direction everything is flat, but here is a slick, forty or fifty feet high sculpture. From the distance it looks like a giant oak tree. Up close it resembles a tree with giant croquet balls as if in imitation of leaf clusters. Later we discover that it is an art work, Metaphor--mascot of Utah?

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