What better way to clear my head: Senselessly burning up gas and putting miles on my car - there is no better way to get to know a little bit of the world than to blast through is at 75 miles per hour, stopping or turning wherever the whim strikes.
I was, I confess, hoping to find a sign, an epiphany somewhere along the way. This, it would say, in bold letters, is what you should do with Your Life. Though I did see turn-offs for Opporunity, Hope and Wisdom I didn't find a road sign from God in any of the 9 states I visited.
One of my favorite signs, though, was a bright orange caption to the string of cones and K blocks along 101 announcing CURVE IMPROVEMENT. Like Caltrans felt the need to justify the inevitable delay to every driving cursing along the way.
It wasn't a sign from God, at least not the kind I was hoping for. But for a bit of wisdom and hope, this sign would keep me moving.