Originally Posted by 86Scotty
All this is good stuff.
For books, go for Blue Highways, can't remember the author. I posted on it here years ago and the thread took off. Search away if interested.
Originally Posted by BrianW
William Least Heat Moon is the author of Blue Highways.
Such a great book.
An uber-progressive-and-thoughtful-minded Aunt handed me that book, right after I graduated college. She put it in my hands with an insistent grin...saying "you WILL
enjoy this...especially for where you're going."
...and where was that? A long-planned-for, solo, one-month coast-to-coast-and-back road trip. In a hastily-made-roadworthy....ish....beat-up old slant-six Dodge Dart*....acquired just 3 weeks before.
Eagerly read that fantastic book along the way, going West and then back East, at every stop I could. (Old-school, real-paper-pages-flipping style).
So yeah. +1 here for that book.
Can definitely attest, as well, to the wondrous quality of that book, when paired to a significant road trip....one that mingles anticipation in equal parts of both giddy excitement and giddy uncertainty.
May those gloriously-adventurous miles treat you well!!!
* this was a carefully-decidedly-chosen-upon, specifically-belovedly-pathetic little car.....one that I felt was the perfect "modern enough to most likely get the job done, but old and idiosyncratic enough to force you to really feel
the miles you cover" kind of machine. A contraption as reliable as perhaps your most entertaining (but sometimes forgetful) friend. A machine that was truly the most perfect to see most of Americas roads and geography for the first time in....to kind of "earn" the distance....and really truly burn in the poignant excited minute-to-minute memories (and challenges) of each place.