Friday, July 30, 2004

We leave in a day or two for our annual road trip across half of America. We leave the arid Colorado climate and wake up the next day in the moisture filled air of Topeka Kansas. What I like is the change of landscape and the greening up and the waterways that multiply as we go East. The 2nd day is more rolling hills and farmland, then through downtown St Louis and onto Paducah, Ky. Topeka to Paducah. The last day, we arrive at our destination.
The first time I took the trip 11 years ago with 2 little boys, I wondered how safe we'd really be. But we got out on the highway and saw small town America and truck stops - all the kinder, gentler America that really exists, not what is portrayed on the news. I agree: man is basically good.
Back in a couple of weeks!