East and dropping fast (Drive Day 190: Jan 5, 2004)

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0105a.jpgGary’s journal documents the direction and descent – from 6,073 feet at our last camp spot to 1,558 feet tonight in Lemoncito. I’m feeling lost but grounded at the same time. Somewhere in the eastern half of this amazing, land-locked country is the camper of my childhood. Maybe that’s why even the smallest survivors seem so plucky and miraculous.


Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Planning a road trip? Buy the audiobook here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa. Like travel anthologies? I’m in a brand new one called Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America which you can get here.

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