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On and Off the Road Again
I recently arrived back in Boise after another long day of driving. The trip was lovely. The return has me melancholy. Not because I'm unhappy to be here: it's great to have another night with my family. And my sister and brother-in-law have a great house. Whatever negative feelings I'm experiencing derive entirely from the realization that I'm unlikely to spend a long time behind the wheel on traffic light-free roads anytime soon. I intuited during last August's trip to Idaho and confirmed on this one that something inside me turns sour if I'm denied the pleasure of regular road trips. I suppose that's why I have fond memories of living in Vallejo, California, even though the town has many problems. It may be a place that one wants to leave, but it has the singular virtue of being within a few hours drive of a vast array of different physical and cultural geographies, many of them accessible by twisting two-lane roads.

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From: e4q Date: August 4th, 2009 08:49 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
that's part of what i like about this place. not the driving, i don't do that so much, but walk in any direction and there is so much to see. london has amazing heterogenaety, from hairstyles to architecture. and if you do get out of town so much the better. you know, you should plan a trip over here, you'd be welcome to my flat, bean would LOVE ITTTT.
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