SurfaceCity : Road Trip

A runaway son
will never come
into his own
My treasure
is the cloud on the peak
the moon over the valley
Traveling east or west
light and free
on the one road
I don't know whether
I'm on the way
or at home
-Muso Soseki, Sun at Midnight
You'll be driving along depressed when suddenly
a cloud will move and the sun will muscle through
and ignite the hills. It may not last. Probably
won't last. But for a moment the whole world
comes to. Wakes up. Proves it lives. It lives—
red, yellow, orange, brown, russet, ocher, vermillion,
Flame and rust. Flame and rust, the permutations
of burning. You're on fire. Your eyes are on fire.
It won't last, you don't want it to last. You
can't stand any more. But you don't want it to stop.
It's what you've come for. It's what you'll
come back for. It won't stay with you but you'll
      remember that it felt like nothing else you've ever felt
      or something you've felt that also didn't last.
-Lloyd Schwartz, from Leaves

Day One
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio
Day Two
St. Louis, Springfield, breakdown
Day Three
Oklahoma City, $4.50/day parking garages
Day Four
New Mexico, mountain driving, Aztec ruins
Day Five
Petrified Forest, empty roads
Day Six
Grand Canyon, Vegas, driving through LA at 3 am
Day Seven
The PCH, sleeping by the beach, one-lane roads
Days Eight-Fifteen
SF arrival
Day Sixteen
SF departure
Days Seventeen-Eighteen
3,000 miles in 3 1/2 days


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