If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Saturday, July 30, 2011

RBOC: Driving Cross-Country Edition

  • The North American continent is very large.
  • I strongly believe that some landscapes sing to you and others, no matter how pretty, don't.  Tall mountains dropping into the ocean is my song; dry mountains and wide open spaces are completely out-of-tune for me.
  • Harley Davidson dealerships are everywhere.  Cell service, not so much.
  • Wyoming is endless and has no Starbucks.
  • I hate Pilot Cars.
  • Flat landscapes depend upon dramatic skies.
  • American cities sprout small, obscure museums (The Museum of Wildlife Art, for example) but I'm not sure that anyone actually visits them.
  • In Canada road workers were busy working in road work areas; in America there are many road work areas but few visible workers.  
  • Driving a small car with a 17-foot red kayak on the roof draws lots of attention, particularly in landlocked states. 


Seeking Solace said...

The obscure museums make me thing of Vacation with Chevy Chase and how he wants to see the second largest ball of twine and the house of mud.

Safe travels.

Joan Kane Nichols said...

Sounds to me like Vancouver has made many Western states less appealing than they might have been?