The saga is coming to a close. This post is a realtime update about how I foresee the final days of our journey.
As we venture deeper into California, things sort of start falling apart. Sonic sends a leg flying and Annie suffers her most significant set-back of the journey. But all of these impediments are merely flesh wounds, as we continue limping on towards the finish line.
After passing through 48 states on my journey, I finally get around to visiting California. Home of the Beach Boys! We spends some time in Los Angeles, reconnecting with some old friends and visiting song place 87 of 92, Pasadena.
In the Arizona desert, you usually get just what you deserve! In this wide sweeping post we do some dog-sitting, meet this quality publication’s youngest aficionado, add some Swedish to Annie’s collection, suffer our hardest hit since the crash in Mexico, learn what a burning clutch smells like and hunt for an iconic AMC Pacer. We also visit song place 86 of 92: Catalina.
Winslow, place 85 of 92, is up! I expected to find a corner and not much else. Instead I was overwhelmed with history, culture, hospitality, generosity and strange tacos. In Winslow, I was reminded why I do what I do. I connected with this place like few others.
Cedar City, home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, is the next place on our list. This city becomes the stage on which a multitude of memories are made. The only question is this: Can we get Annie into the theatre?
Three of my favorite things!….or at least two. In this expansive post, we have a wide range of experiences: Chance meetings, spontaneous adventures, beautiful National Parks, free beans, French invasions and the lights of Las Vegas. I also finally ask Annie the question that she has definitely not been waiting for.