Saturday, August 15

road trip

3971.5 miles - door to door

getting back in the swing of things after a long trip to cali for the VJ Workshop in ventura, ca. i decided to drive out to see friends and family along the way and get a little road-therapy.

it's been a slow summer in texas. i've worked on personal projects and had assignments here and there, but it's hard not to feel like i should be doing more, making more progress. putting a few thousand miles between me and that mind-set does wonders for motivation. so does QT with old friends and new ones. viva road trips.

en route to cali, i spent a night in tuscon with james gregg. besides being a total photo stud (2009 POY), james gives a great critique and is the consummate host. we stumbled on a local pool league in south tuscon that might turn into a cool little feature story. one of the first of many reminders that stories are everywhere.

the next morning out in the middle of nowhere I-10, i had my first blowout of the trip (emphasis on 'first'). as these things go, i can't complain. i anticipated a few unplanned detours of this kind. i limped to salome, az where i met sean, an iraq war veteran trying to regain a sense of normalcy out in the desert. we chatted while he put on a new tire for me. stories are everywhere.

onto california.

i hadn't been to see david in a long while. his studio space in LA was a little slice of mexico.

insert workshop madness here - four days of little sleep and deadlines, how refreshing. as soon as i rework my project i'll throw it up here. if you can't wait, you can see my group's projects including a piece by the talented ariel zambelich, who tore-up the pavement in ventura when her stories fell through and found a story of lasting love. yet another reminder, stories are everywhere.

stopped in shell beach, ca to see one of my bros, and his wife, and their first little 'un, sila. she's a character.

then up to SF for more friends and fam.

the northern most spot on the trip, twin peaks, SF.

back through west texas at dawn.

there's a lot more trippage to come in september with geekfest, a run to oregon to see more nieces, and MPW to finish off the month. should be a great butt-kick to fuel the close of 2009.

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