December 30, 2014

September 18, 2014

I do not recommend this method of travel

Albuquerque to Lexington in one week on $300

Step one: own an RV
Step two: have very low standards towards diet and hygiene
Step three: bring earplugs- Walmart parking lots are loud!
Step four: don't do anything fun. work until 5, drive until 9 or 10, sleep, repeat.
Step five: eat PB&J because your fridge only works on electric
Step six: make up for it when you get where you're going!

total spent after 1 day-
$85.80 tank of diesel
$4.55 coffee and breakfast + free wifi

The Outside World

I woke up this morning with the streetlamps still on, their light enfolded in dirty piles of fog. I removed my earplugs to a thundering din of semi trucks, horns and shopping carts. Home for the day. Last night I crossed into Texas, past vast stockyards only evidenced by a stink in the thick black night, and into the fluorescent grey world of Autozone, Sonic Drive-in, Big Lots. I could be anywhere but for the shadow of a drawl in the voices of passerby, the billboard for a 72 oz steak special. The city is a harsh adjustment after my month of hibernation in the hills of New Mexico- yesterday morning I was listening to the horses across the road, the coyotes in the woods. I was planning on bombing through to Oklahoma tonight, but I want to find out what's here, what Amarillo is.

June 11, 2014