I just completed a 4.5 day road trip to Texas and back. 2 and a half days there, 2 weeks in Texas, and then 2 days back.
My early conclusions: America is great; Springsteen writes with truth; you can plan road trips around music; and family is great. This may be a post in many sections, so I’ll probably add in the comments as I go along.
Let’s deal with America is great. To give you a sense of the trip, we left Virginia on Saturday morning. West Virginia by midday to collect my son. Then Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and finally Texas. They’re all very different states. Coming back was Texas to Louisiana, then Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, WV and home.
So what leads me to the conclusion that America is great? Part of me thinks that you have to do a road trip like that to get to the conclusion. It’s a sweeping epic that just unfolds in front of you. I’ve been interested in American history for ages, and I never shook the feeling that every inch West we went had been explored and carved out by someone in a bygone and forgotten time.
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