from the road

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“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
–Jack Kerouac

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I love that bit of Kerouac (even though I don’t particularly like him as a person). Our leaning forward toward the “next crazy venture” began just over a month ago.

Driving cross country felt like a long, tiring dream. Day after day spent under the sky, watching the land spread out in front of us. We passed windmills, sunflower fields, the tiniest towns and the biggest cities.Each night brought us to a new place, with people to learn from and sunsets to see.

I believe deeply that this country is best experienced from the ground. If we had more time, G & I would have rather taken back roads, but our 90West road trip still provided some beautiful insight into American life. Stop in small towns, eat on the ground, play the best music & stop to take photos; the journey is always worth it.

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giving thanks (these days)

I have been slow to write, because I don’t have my laptop with me yet. For now, here’s the pieces of this week that made my heart sing.

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these insanely beautiful mountains.

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slow mornings and letters from friends.

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my drive back from town.

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this sunset as a reminder of all the ways home is never far away.

What have you been thankful for this week?