Hitting the road-trip G-spot


It occurred the penultimate day as I was gunning it back east toward Austin, Texas.

Late in the day I saw one of the mighty Union Pacific locomotives hauling its incredibly long load in parallel to Highway 10 down which I was driving; in the rear-view mirror I could see the sun setting, while to the front a full moon hung in the sky.


This is what it’s about, I thought…

So what if I let that music videoesque beauty get away in Las Vegas, as well as too many other missed opportunities…

This is what it’s about: an open road, desert wind against your face, breathing the air, still alive to make plans…freedom.