roads

I’ll be trav­el­ing around the united states for a few weeks and will post up­dates here oc­ca­sion­ally. for pic­tures and things in­sta­gram is the place. I’ve also got a pub­licly con­trolled spo­tify playlist set up for while I’m on the road and have sig­nal, the pass­word to get in is roads.

up­date au­gust 19

I’ve added a break­down of where I have been so far. the spo­tify juke­box in prac­tice has been dif­fi­cult to co­or­di­nate from the road, but thanks for par­tic­i­pat­ing if you have.

I’m in Michi­gan now and from here on will be bounc­ing be­tween cities with a few camp­sites here and there. In a week I hope to be camp­ing at Aca­dia if I can get in.

A few dif­fer­ent peo­ple have asked me if I felt I’ve had enough time at places to re­ally en­joy them. I’ve in­tended this as a sort of sur­vey, and bar­ing a few places I feel like I left with a good sense of them and a de­sire to re­turn and do them prop­erly. There is a point where you start to short out on beauty af­ter be­ing im­mersed in it for so long, but I still feel good about the plan.

Peo­ple have also asked if I’ve got­ten lonely out on the road, and I have to say at least for the solid 2 weeks I was alone, not re­ally? I did get tired of my own com­pany but what I felt more was ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the peo­ple in my life that’d I’d get to re­turn to. Also, you know, in­sta­gram.

~ will

locations.txt

1.
departing san francisco
stay in la via big sur and lake cachuma

2.
la, santa monica and venice beach
dinner with family in culver city
stay in la

3.
departing la for joshua tree
stay in joshua tree at jumbo rocks campground

4.
departing joshua tree
valley of fire via the mojave
stay in motel in zion

5.
narrows hike in zion
leave zion for bryce canyon
stay in sunset campground bryce canyon

6.
leave bryce canyon for antelope canyon
[unable to get a spot on a tour]
continue to north rim grand canyon
camp north rim grand canyon

7.
leave grand canyon
see: monument valley
     four corners
stay at devil's canyon campground near blanding

8.
leave devil's canyon for arches
    devil's garden hike 
    delicate arch overlook hike
continue to canyonlands
    upheaval dome overlooks hike
continue to provo, utah
stay at motel in provo

9.
leave provo for grand teton
stay in grand teton at colter bay campground

10.
hike around jenny lake toward cascade canyon
    interrupted by bear
continue to yellowstone
see: old faithful
     lake yellowstone
     yellowstone falls
     drive the loop road
stay at motel in jackson hole

11.
return to yellowstone
see: the springs around lake yellowstone
     mud volcano
     the north east entrance road [bison!]
take beartooth highway into montana
stay at theodore roosevelt in north dakota

12.
short hikes in theodore roosevelt
lunch in minneapolis
stay in chicago

13-15.
stay in michigan
Let’s take it easy
on ourselves

Things aren’t getting
any simpler

And the world will still turn on
without us

The sun will still shine

Don’t you know that?
Don’t you know that?


Let’s take it easy 
on our boy

His skin’s not getting
any thicker

And he’ll be fine
off the fall
When it’s time

He’ll slide by
On his charm

Don’t you know that?
Don’t you know that?


Then take it easy
on yourself

You’re not getting 
any younger

And the moon
will still pull
The tides without you

The stars will still shine

Don’t you know that?
Don’t you know that?
Don’t you know that?



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