Sunday, February 11

Hitting the Road at 70 for that U.S. Route 50 Trip

This week's blog directive courtesy Amy L.:
"Imagine waking up tomorrow morning in your seventies. What is the one thing that you refuse to let yourself miss out on in life and just HAVE to do before you're gone? Be specific."

When I was a teenager I always wanted to drive cross country and follow an old scenic route like U.S. 50 which runs through my home state of West Virginia (not far from where I grew up). I guess I'd like to find a comfortable and stylish ride and drive cross country from Ocean City, Maryland, to Sacramento, California. That's 3,037 miles of what I've always imagined as real America.

When I was 16 and learning to drive, my aspiration was to drive to
Sacramento and then head south to Los Angeles and go to college there. That never happened. I ended up going to college (Go Battlers!) just south of where I grew up without the exotic road trip or attending film school. What a weird journey life can take you on when you have an idea for a direction one day and then 10 years later your in a completely different place.

I guess a trip along U.S. 50 might come with such distractions and you'd want to get off the main road and check out some of the sites along the way. You never know what you might discover or who you will meet. WOW! Look at the metaphor Amy helped me create for "life" with this blog entry.

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