In roughly five minutes Comcast will terminate my Internet access and I will spend the rest of the day getting my haircut, packing the car and celebrating one last farewell with friends. Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I will start the drive to Seattle. Holy cow.
Before I go, and lest the worriers among you fret, I thought I’d share my itinerary:
- Sunday: DC to Chicago
- Monday: Chicago to Rapid City, South Dakota
- Tuesday: Mount Rushmore! Then on to Missoula, Montana
- Wednesday-Thursday: Kalispell / Glacier National Park / Grandkids!
- Friday: Kalispell to Seattle
It will be a long drive and probably a little boring at times, but it will be a nice bookend to my experience in DC: Six years ago I drove from Las Vegas to DC in three days right before I began working at the firm; this time I reverse that trip, only traversing the northern tier states instead. I remember being struck by the incredible variety of the American geography; I’m excited to see that again.
Also, this means that I’m essentially going to have a week of sitting in the car by myself. I’ve got music and stuff to entertain myself, but that’s a lot of free time. If you’re not working during the day (or even if you are and just want a distraction), feel free to give me a call! As long as Verizon has a tower nearby, I’ll pick up and we can discuss Americana.