Tag: driving

Relaxed Driving

Most of the time, I’m a relaxed driver. I usually drive at or slightly above the speed limit, and I will always let another car merge in front of me. I’m rarely in a big hurry, and I try to watch out for pedestrians and bikes. Recently, though, […]

Road Trip 2018 Day 3

Today we drove from Idaho Falls, Idaho to Winnemucca, Nevada, which is roughly 445 miles (716 km). This is a long unexciting section of the journey with very little to look at. The most challenging part was making sure I didn’t run out of gas during the hundreds […]

Mind the Road

It is tiring, challenging, boring, isolating, and sometimes terrifying to drive from central Alberta to central California. Mostly, though, it’s satisfyingly meditative. I imagine that this is what some people pay for when they go on spiritual retreats. It’s an opportunity to be alone with your thoughts, without […]

Unchained

Being on the road is a remarkably liberating experience. All regular life, activities, and responsibilities are temporarily absent. No commitments and no ties. No work, no play, no boredom, no frenzy. Just the easy feeling of making steady progress. I just drove from Alberta to California. It took […]