In about 4 hours I am going to embark on my frist ever quest west of the Mississippi (m-i-ss-i...). I'm going to try and take some pictures and not sleep too much. We aren't really stopping anywhere, and I'm sure I'll be making this trip on a more regular basis considering my mother now resides in Las Vegas. I want to not speak for 3 days and just take in, that which in some tangential way, is mine and yours (well if you are a citizen of the USA). It should be good to see the Rockies and the desert. I'm also looking forward to sunsets and shady characters a plenty. I'll try to pop in from time to time to check in on this thing and blog anything of serious interest. My phone number is in this blog and I'll be back in NYC on the 23rd. I'll be putzin around the city while my host family (the Peregoy Institution of Housing Desolate Square Headed Young Men...or as I like to call it the PIHDSHYM...or phonetically PID SHIM)...hopefully I'll bump into you northern cats...YEAH!