On The Road . . . Again!
Originally published: June 15, 1996
On Christmas Eve 15 years
ago Jon and I, two 19 year.-old college dropouts living in Santa Barbara,
California, returned home to our empty apartment bearing tidings of great
joy: both of us had lost our jobs. Ho-ho-ho.
We decided to do what any normal, red-blooded American boys would
have done in response to such seasonal serendipity--Road Trip!
We hitchhiked more than 5000 miles over the course of the next month:
San Francisco, Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Steamboat Springs, Denver, Albuquerque,
Dallas, Tampa, to name but a few.
It was the ride of a lifetime.
We wanted to find out if America was as scary a place as the media
had led us to believe. Yeah right; we just wanted to meet chicks. And did
we? Well, let me put it this way: We caught a glimpse under America's skirt,
and let me tell ya, she wasn't wearing any panties!
Word has it that LSD is a naturally occurring compound in the
human brain, responsible for creativity (Grateful Who?) Dig: Flashbacks
are not a result of a resurgence of LSD in the brain, but of the brain's
return to its pre-external-LSD state, a kind of tripping in reverse. That's
what Jon and I are in the process of doing, tripping in reverse. Nearly
15 years later, we're going on another road trip, leaving from San Francisco
this time, retracing some of our old route up and down Route One, and visiting
ghost towns of the old west.
You're invited to travel along with us. Who knows? You might
get lucky. We'll update our travels daily, with logs and bitmaps of our
adventures. So, come along with us and enjoy the virtual adventure. And
don't forget to put in your own two bits worth; we're anxious to hear your
ghost stories. Real or imagined.
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