Ã‚Â For anyone who has a passion for the automobile, perhaps the greatest possible trek one could conceive would be the cross country journey. There’s risk, adventure. Roads never traveled, places never seen. The call of the open road has been a siren for the curious as soon as there was paved road connecting the coasts of the US. The task is enormous, and daunting. Hours on the desolate stretches of interstate challenge even the livliest to stay focused. But the promise of seeing, in total, the beauty of America in a single trip keeps the motivation going.
Ã‚Â Anyone who loves to drive wants to do it. To make the trip, to go as far as the road can possibly take you. Few do. Job, family, money and time usually keep those with wanderlust at bay. When you come across someone who is making the journey, it’s all too easy to be in awe of their committment, and, sadly, some jealousy that you aren’t. Meet Alison, a Connecticut native who is in the middle of a drive across the United States. She is chronicaling her journey on her own blog, Alison On the Road, starting from theÃ‚Â shore of Long Island Sound. This being The Garage, naturally, the question you are begging me to answer is her chosen ride for this monumental journey. In this case, it is worst possible choice, a rented Toyota Yaris. I’m guessing an Audi R8 was not in the budget.
“You may ask yourself, where does that highway go to?” Talking Heads
Follow AlisonÃ‚Â to find out! And please, share with us your stories of cross country travel!