Over the last week or so, I jotted down a few notes for a post to sum up the trip. Best scenery, weirdest roadside attraction, most delicious burrito, etc. Among these odds and ends was the fact that over the course of the whole trip, during which I rarely spent two nights in a row in the same place, the only thing I lost was an old tee-shirt. HUBRIS.
Then I came back to New York and lost my computer. Including all my photos from the trip. Yes, it’s really gone. No, it’s not going to “turn up.” I left it on a crowded city bus, and this is New York City, not Kindly Podunkville. By the way, I was in Kindly Podunkville just a few weeks ago, but I now have no way of proving that. You’ll have to take my word for it. (UPDATE! THRILLING UPDATE!)
While I may have lost my sanity, an expensive piece of electronic equipment and the complete photographic record of the most important journey of my life, I have not lost the will to sum up this trip for you. After the jump, I make do.