El Capitan, Big Laugh Falls, and Other Savory Characters

As I prepare to depart from the Green Tortoise hostel to the meeting point for the Yosemite-bound bus, I meet two others going along from the trip. It’s a small and synchronistic world: the one guy was from Chicago, one neighborhood over from me. The other, a woman from Australia, was currently on the trip [...]

Southwest Chief: Chicago to Albuquerque

9/19/09 I made it. 26 hours on the train. It was lovely. Here are some musings from this leg of the train journey. Slow Train From Mid To West blue lollipop swirl sky / fluttering green corn field stripes / roads leading to…somewhere / yellow sparks in a sea of green / surprising hills / [...]