I collect ads. I’ve been collecting ads for decades. Amongst all the advertising trash that bombards us day after day there really are some gems. Some are brilliant, some hilarious, some particularly artistic, and some just resonate with me. It’s the state of Wyoming’s ad in the May issue of Conde’ Nast Traveler magazine that rings my bell this morning – it goes in my “brilliant” file, but also resonates strongly with me right now.
Despite the fresh snow on the roads this morning, in a week I’ll be leaving on a 5,800-kilometer trip on my motorcycle, to visit family in southern BC and Alberta. Is 60 too old to make a trip like that? Some people close to me think so. But I’m infinitely flexible in my schedule, and it will almost certainly go into my large stock of “At Least I Didn’t Lead No Humdrum Life” stories 🙂
My general route is down Highway 37 to Stewart (B), across Highway 16 with a detour up to Fort St. James (C), down to the Okanagan Valley (D), across to southern Alberta (E, F), back through Rocky Mountain House to the Icefields Parkway (G), then back to the Alaska Highway for the final leg home.