First, I’d like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving, and an early Happy Holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another holiday, I would like to wish you good health and success in 2018.
Life has been good since the end of the Sawdust. My fall international trip took me to Austria and the Czech Republic, with a short detour into Hungary and Slovakia. I rented a car (a Volkswagen Passat wagon) and had a ball driving in Europe - except I couldn’t read any highway signs. Thankfully I brought my Garmin from home which had a full complement of European roads on it.
Prior to leaving for Europe, I spent some time in west Texas, and immediately after returning from my trip to Europe I photographed a Porsche event here in California. Both were great. I also exhibited my photography in three shows - one in New York and two in Marfa, Texas - the Marfa Open and the Chinati Arts Weekend.
Between December and the beginning of the 2018 Sawdust I hope to do at least two more road trips and one international trip. (Maybe the Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Race?) For a road trip, there is the Great River Road that runs along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana - which I think could make a great trip, and then possibly re-creating a road trip from America’s great literature - maybe Deep South by Paul Theroux or one of America’s “epic road trip” books.
Thanks, and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help.