On the Road Again…Seein’ Things That I May Never See Again

IMG_3476“Here I was at the end of America – no more land – and now there was nowhere to go but back.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

We left Malibu before sunrise on Saturday, and if everything is proceeding as planned, we are somewhere in the middle of this great country of ours headed east on an epic road trip—a sort of Route 66 reversal. We do have a definite destination, but we also have our hearts set on enjoying the journey itself. We resisted the urge to stop and see friends along the way and opted instead for one long, amazing date. Just the two of us.

Walt Whitman said, “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” That’s the way we feel about it, too. The last few weeks were filled with unforgettable sweetness—meals and moments, coffees and conversations—and we left California filled to the brim with love. Now, we are enjoying the unique solitude married folk can enjoy since they are one person after all. Today, our to-do list consists of a single item called the open road.

A week from now I will officially start a brand new job in a brand new place, and I am very excited about what is to come. But that is next week and beyond. Today is a day to simply sit and watch the world go by. Together.

7 responses to “On the Road Again…Seein’ Things That I May Never See Again

  1. Al and Jody,

    I love the open road and envy you and your present journey. I will pray now for your safe arrival at your new home.

    May God bless and keep you and grant you many glorious sunrises.

    Andy

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  2. Al and Jody,
    Good luck on your next journey. I look forward to keeping up with the Sturgeons via this blog. Talk soon.
    J.D.

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  3. Shannan Taylor

    Beautiful!

    On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 6:46 AM Starting to Look Up wrote:

    > Al Sturgeon posted: ““Here I was at the end of America – no more land – > and now there was nowhere to go but back.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road We > left Malibu before sunrise on Saturday, and if everything is proceeding as > planned, we are somewhere in the middle of this great c” >

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  4. You guys are the sweetest. We will miss you so very much!

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  5. I’m so sad I didn’t get a chance to see you before you left California but so excited for you in this next chapter of your life! Prayers for continued blessings from the Lord!

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