Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dancing Lessons

"Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God" Kurt Vonnegut

When travel and food come together you know it's often going to be a great adventure. When I moved out to California four years ago I decided to drive out with a friend. I stumbled upon Route 66 through some individuals in Illinois who encouraged us to make a slight detour and travel it as much as we could. I did and we had a ball eating our way through many Americana restaurants. I wasn't doing photography formally yet and I would have loved to capture the encounters we had. There just wasn't enough time to experience it as fully as we would have liked. I now have a dream, to spend a month or so driving Route 66. While I'm waiting to carry out that dream, I love to watch programs that are doing something similar. Alton Brown's "Feasting on Asphalt 2, The River Run" is a brilliant program. The places they eat, the people they profile and the little collages of photographs and sayings interspersed throughout make me itch to call up a few girlfriends and hit the road.

This photo was taken on a road trip. Love the abstraction and the reminder to look closer, you'll never know what will inspire you.

Shawn Colvin's "Sunny Came Home":

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