Friday, September 30, 2005

What's Next?

September 30, 2005

Today is deadline day, so I must be brief. I will do one more trip-related post over the weekend – the statistical rundown. For all those curious about the cost of a trip like this, I’ll present the final accounting report, along with mileage (in Canada, would that kilometrage?) and any other numerical curiosities that arise.

After that, I don’t know – what do you think? The trip is over, so the raison d’etre of the blog is gone. The rest of my life really isn’t all that interesting or glamorous. I’ve had fun doing this, even though sometimes I don’t feel like writing – or thinking – at the end of the day, but I don’t think I could maintain the momentum without a focal point like the trip. Are there any topics here that might be food for thought? Or should I just retire to my tent and save my words for print? Whaddaya think?

2 Comments:

At 4:28 PM, Anonymous jan said...

I hope you can share more of your feelings in an essay or even a short story. Lots of food for thought in this blog, lady.

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

Ann,
Do a Blogger and/or Google search, find other, comparable road-trip kind of blogs; link to them.
Then link to all your past Small Towns articles in the Inlander.
Keep this alive; post future small-town articles here, too.
Long-term project: Develop an academic class on the American road trip. (I was going to do this once, never got around to it.) Least Heat Moon, Steinbeck, Kerouac, others. Teach a class at SFCC or somewhere in which the students -- liability issues here -- go off on their own weekend trips and/or you rent a bus for a week and do a Ken Kesey number on them.
Something about the West craves road trips. But you can't teach a class about the road without going on it yourself. You've taken the first step; get others to follow in your path.
Some corporate sponsor might even defray your gasoline expenses.

 

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