4.29.2008

Road trip: The big picture

We traveled 3,202.4 miles on our trip across this huge country. Some days, like jamming through Kansas and Missouri, we drove over 450 miles. One day we only drove 143 miles -- that was the day we drove from Limon, Colorado to Ft. Collins, Colorado, where we spent some great time with Patti and Walter, who we knew in San Diego.

Our route took us from Florida through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and finally, to Oregon.

We realized how much we don't know about the people of middle America -- how they live, what they do, what matters in their lives. We don't consider ourselves as being in that group, I'm not quite sure why, but we don't. Maybe we think we're better or smarter. I know I made plenty of jokes about hicks and red-necks and very over-weight people. I've lived in a bubble of one kind or another for the last 10 years. I'd like to see beyond my own nose for a change.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm just glad you're here. Have I said that already?

Cathy said...

I'm glad you're here too.

Lauri said...

I am glad you are there tooo! Something wonderful about a road trip, and even more wonderful about arriving?? Do you find that people who were primarily raised on the coast, NEED to stay there, whichever it may be?? Coastal people do not fit in well in the rest of the country??
I hope moving will go easily, and then you can take some time and find the spot that calls to you.