Archive for August, 2009

The End

August 4th, 2009

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end

In New Mexico, I picked up Bob, a hitchhiker.  He was sui generis, a former Green Beret, and one hell of a headstrong man.  I drove 2200 miles in two days, engaged in what was perhaps one of the most bizarre conversations I’ve had in months.  Along the way, we were stopped by cops and were searched by a K-9 unit for drugs, on suspician that Bob was a wanted man.

On Thursday, I arrived in North Carolina, the final destination, the end of my journey, and the beginning of a new chapter in my life.  I cannot possibly write a single post that reflects my thoughts of the journey.  There were countless mad adventures that I could not write about on this blog – I will try writing a book about the trip down to the most minute details.  Stay tuned and stay hungry, my friends.