Well, we finally got on the road to San Francisco. My wife and I are moving out there for good and we left last Friday for a 12 day vacation road-trip across this great country.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I'm in a hotel in Des Moines as I write this post, having just traversed half way across Iowa. Before that we had a day in Chicago, and before that a night on Lake Erie.
We passed through Ohio on the way.
There is a lot of corn out here. Vast landscapes filled with corn fields - as far as the eye can see. No, literally, as far as you can see. It's corn all the way to the horizon.
I have friends who are from this neck of the States and until now, I never quite appreciated what it would be like living out here. Everything seems dwarfed by the sheer scale of the agricultural architecture. The mid-west is one huge farm dotted with occasional cities.
The people are nice though and the drivers are excruciatingly polite - after driving around NY/NJ for 5 years, you come to rely on a certain level of rudeness to grease the wheels.
We have a lot of driving ahead of us though. I will try and update the blog a few more times as we go.
San Fran still seems like a long way off...
Posted by Paul Soldera at 7:27 PM