Here’s an idea, pack up the car and go. I did just that a week ago. Now I’m back home and couldn’t be more rejuvenated. My companions and I just put 1623 miles on a rented Korean stallion named after an Arizona City.
What did I see? I saw it all. Mountains, rivers, deserts, and forests. And that was just in Yellowstone.
I met a lot of people too. Nobody was talking about politics but there were plenty of conversations about the weather. Everyone was friendly and for a whole week, I only heard one horn honk.
In Wyoming, I met a man from France who knew where I was from because he had transited St. Louis on a two month Route 66 odyssey.
Driving back through Yellowstone, on my second pass through the park, I was greeted with “welcome back.” That greeting gave me an emotional rush.
If you’re in a rut or just sitting around waiting for things to improve, I suggest seeing your country at ground level. Load up your car, truck or vintage VW microbus and hit the road.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.