It took a week of “pre-flight” prep to get Rv Daisy loaded and ready to soar. I was solo for a couple weeks while Bobbie tied up “loose ends” at home. There is an allure to “Blue Highways,” a term William Least Heat Moon coined for lesser travelled squiggly blue lines on paper maps that preceded internet Google Maps. I pointed Daisy west through the peaceful and lovely desolation of Western Colorado, bound for Eastern Utah’s sunburnt version of Lovely Ouray.
Someday soon, I pray, we will be able to gather with distant friends and family once again, embrace and laugh without face condoms and hand sanitizers. Until then, me thinks I’d rather be a boondocking hermit and ignore “Nero” Presidents fiddle as the world burns from climate change and pandemics spawn out of control from ineptitude. Personal politics are more and more born out of Facebook and Twitter “news” sources…where search algorithms fuel fires of discontent and division. Yeah, leaving that behind…for a while, anyway.
Yeah, leaving that shit behind…for a while, anyway. But I digress. Where was I?
Oh yeah, Eastern Utah, pedaling my Cannondale “Bad Habit” mountain bike through groves of autumnal maple and aspen while sniffing the sweet scent of nearby ponderosa pine…