Showing posts from May, 2013

"Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves..."

...sang Norah Jones, just in front of me, on the blue and glowing stage of the Stagecoach country music festival on this hot evening in the Mojave Desert. This moment was a long time in coming. I've been eager to see her perform live since I first heard her smoky voice years ago. More importantly, it had been over a year and a half since I saw my sister, and to watch this show with Ellie was a great reunion, and the ultimate destination of a 3,150-mile road trip from Wyoming to California, via Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. So here's a recap of some of the wonderful experiences along the way.

"Where the deer and the antelope play": The weather was mostly fine the entire trip. I left south, driving through the Pinedale corridor with the  colossal Wind River range out the driver side window. I was welcomed by some of the pronghorn that will arrive in the Tetons sometime this week. As I migrate south to escape the emotionally taxing dregs of winter, they begin thei…