We came down from the mountains. The freeway just keeps going down and down. It went down for all of Jimi Hendrix’s A Love Supreme, then for two whole CD’s of Doc Watson. Eventually you are in the desert. Salt Lake City is built on the flats. Full of trees and greenery yet surrounded byContinue reading “Gods of the Desert”
Cowboys are in America; we are in America. Cowboys sleep in their clothes; we sleep in our clothes. Cowboys eat beans and sausages over the fire; we eat beans and sausages over the fire. Cowboys drink coffee strong as diesel; we drink coffee strong as diesel. Cowboys drink bourbon when they can; we drink bourbonContinue reading “Cowboys R Us”
Butte We thought we would stay a night but stayed three, and didn’t want to leave. We stayed with Carly and her son Miles. Carly is interesting and funny and relaxed. She even makes being mum look effortless, although maybe she will un-friend me on facebook for saying that. She can’t take back the deliciousContinue reading “The Richest Hill on Earth”
Perhaps I should explain. We had to go to Canada because our car, who is from Vancouver, really wanted to go home for a couple of days. I think she has a sweetheart in the Department of Motor Vehicles. Then we went to Seattle where we stayed with a great family. They were funny andContinue reading “Our mission, if you choose to accept it”
This is the product of a great car game. Please feel free to join in and keep us entertained. Just add more in the comments section. We are on a road with no bends for the next 18 hours. We just passed quite an interesting bush. Mon is asleep at the wheel but it doesn’tContinue reading “Things we want to do with Hollywood Superstars”
I asked Mon why he hadn’t dressed up smart to go to the swanky cocktail bar, and he replied that he was committed to a very particular aesthetic: ‘Brink of hiking’. I couldn’t argue.
We decided to make a detour and go see a rainforest. It is three days later and we have come out the other side. I have great things to report from our travels in the million acre Olympic National Park. On the way there human habitations make a disturbing exodus from the landscape. Hills liftContinue reading “Olympic Trek”
You can drive and drive all day, and still not really get anywhere. However, over the past three days, the tightly packed hills of northern California have given way to wide open spaces, banked by rugged mountains. This is Oregon. This is the state that Hunter S. Thompson and Ken Kesey both called home. ThereContinue reading “Oregon”
This is Mon buying a handbag full of sandwiches.