Trip Out West Brought Good And Bad Things
Last updated 7/14/2021 at 11:21am
It was the best of trips. It was the worst of trips.
For my partner and I it was to be a kind of reemergence back into the greater world.
We planned to drive across country from the green mountains of western North Carolina, through the Midwest to the red rock desert wonders and still-snowy jagged mountain peaks of Utah, where our children and grandchildren lived.
In addition to a longed-for family reunion, we reasoned, it would be a reunion with America – battered and bitterly divided, perhaps, but home nonetheless.
The first stop began to clarify one lesson from the road: God...