Greg Brownell, The Post-Star's sports editor, has headed back across the country in his pretty old car, and he is writing a daily blog of his part-purposeful, part-meandering journey.
This is the second time Greg has written about a cross-country trip. The first one was a couple of years ago. This blog, like the first one, is a great mixture of the contemplative and the serendipitous. Greg is an uncommon traveler. He particularly likes transportation infrastructure -- river locks, suspension bridges, light rail -- and he seeks them out the way other people seek out Mount Rushmore or Cadillac Ranch. He connects with strangers, which might seem surprising to people familiar with his general reticence, and he seeks out landmarks from his past along the way.
Reading his blog, you get a feeling for the vastness of the middle of our country, and its difference from the East Coast. He's keeping a secret about where he's headed (he has already reached the middle of the country), but it doesn't seem important. Wherever it is, it's an excuse for the process of getting there.