Monday, September 22, 2008

On The Road...

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.

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...

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