Day 1: The Road Trip
The alarm rings at , Danny lets me sleep until – he is a very nice boyfriend. The departure is fuzzy – I toss the Rock Star drinks in a cooler before embarking and then incessant neck discomfort takes over as I attempt to continue my slumber in the passenger seat. The sunrise is all so annoying – right in my window! I’m such a sleep monster – everything is horribly inconvenient when it gets in the way of napping. I roll around to the sounds of CCR and Modest Mouse, to find a glorious view of the
I drive at some point – hopped up on caffeine. Danny lets me drive through THE CANYONS which are absolutely spectacular. He chooses Phillip Glass’s Koyaanisqatsi for “canyon music” and let me tell you – it is absolutely perfect! What an experience, slowly following the downward spiral of the road to the cadence of deep native chanting and haunting organ melodies – awesome! Not to mention the fabulous back up vocals of Danny and I trying our hardest to impersonate an old Hopi medicine man…
The remainder of the drive was sweaty and sticky – we let the car cool by turning on the heater and leaving the windows open. Thank you so much to my lovely Danny for driving nearly the whole way and letting me half sleep, complain and generally chatter about nothing as we traversed the mostly flat California, Nevada, Wyoming, and finally Utah!
The most wonderful little house lies just beyond