My Grandpa Ben and I continue our journey through the American Southwest in this 3rd video from our RV adventures. We break down in the badlands, visit Zion and take a stroll the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Every morning we would make instant coffee in the cramped sink and maybe scramble some eggs. I might chop up some bologna and throw it in there. Grandpa also liked fast food breakfast, which agreed with me. After our bellies are full he highway miles are marked with philosophical quandaries and gripes over the government. Why are people so selfish and unthinking? What is the solution to our flawed government? What is the nature of reality? What, if anything, can a single man do?
We didn’t know.
Driving; the freedom of not having anywhere to go but where we wanted to go. Namely, national parks and oceans and giant craters and mesoamerican indian ruins- the whole open highway for conversation and prairie parallax reveries. All in a musty yet maintained, dirty but diligent 21 ft camper.
A lot of people didn’t get much time with their grandparents. In this I am grateful to have known 6 of my Great Grandparents and have grown up with 6 Grandparents, only one of which has passed. I am lucky.
My two and a half weeks with Ben moving through the American Southwest, living on the road together is something I will never forget. The double blessing of getting to know my grandpa and my country is more than any guy could ask for.