Wet Road | Royal City, WA | January 2020
When you first hear the road calling, it’s best to wash the dishes, make the bed and take out the garbage. A day or so later when it beckons again, fill a water bottle, grab an apple, find your hat and gloves, and put them all in a canvas tote. Check the car for gas. The third time it calls, sit at the picnic table, close your eyes, turn your face to the sun and mentally search backroads for that one thing that gives surprise. If you can’t find it, if you can’t imagine what it could be, then get in the car and go. Follow the call beyond where most people turn back.
[But, geez, use some common sense. Be alert. Be careful.]