Dec. 22—Reverb 10—Travel. How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year? (prompt author: Tara Hunt)
No air travel for me this year, which seems a little odd. But as my blog title suggests, I guess I prefer being on the road anyway! Smelling sage in the Eastern Sierra after a thunderstorm, the pines in Yosemite, dust from a dirt road north of Bishop—I miss those olfactory sensations at 20,000 feet.
Wind blowing my hair from the open sunroof, Stevie Ray Vaughn belting it out through the speakers and bugs splatting on the windshield. Impromptu stops at roadside hamburger stands for a milkshake, photo ops along Highway 395, watching clouds gather and spill over the mountains.
My feet took me a good distance this year as well—running over the Golden Gate, up the golden hills outside of Vacaville, through the Haight in San Francisco, along farm roads outside of town, down a single track dirt path next to Putah Creek, up to the summit of Mt. Whitney.
In a few days, I’ll be driving north along Hwy 1, visiting the Oceano dunes, Big Sur and Point Lobos. Lots of time for walking, smelling, feeling my way along surf, sand, rocks and sky.
For 2011, more road trips, running, hiking and biking. To where? You’ll just have to stay tuned!