…fill it up again.”
Less than two weeks now – I will be in my van, driving over the Sierras, out into the Great Basin, and on to the four corners! highlights for this trip: I get to drive east across Nevada on a new road, Hwy 375, also known as the Extraterrestrial Highway, also known by the locals as the real Loneliest Road in America. I sure am a big fan of Hwy 50, but any road that promises even more solitude and massive space is high on my priority list. I will ramble over to Page AZ where there is another sober youth conference (two down, three to go before Sept). I have a show in Sedona and possibly Flagstaff, then I am determined to get up to Monument Valley. I’m hoping to drive south down the east side of AZ, another road I haven’t taken yet, and see my Tucson homies. I had planned a grand swing through NM, CO, and UT, but the fundage is still stupidly low and I will be there in August anyway. I can’t wait. I. Love. The. Desert. On my way home I will pass through Yuma, that town for the passers through, and see the folks in So Cal again on my way home.
This is a relatively short circle, but I have only done it on tour with a tighter schedule. (“Tighter schedule” is quite relative). This time I get to bang around by myself. The Girl’s program I went to introduced me to the desert, and for that I am eternally grateful. I will be sure to keep the pictures coming, since I now have a decently intelligent phone, although we’ll see about the service out there. Every summer I get to do a little bit of road dogging, I’m so glad I don’t have to miss a season.