Itís time for a road trip, a really, really big-ass road trip.  Itís a road trip covering 9,000 miles in 40 days.  Itís a road trip from coast to coast in a tiny car with a pair of Jackie-O sunglasses.

Tomorrow morning, I jump in the MINI and points the tires eastward.  From San Francisco to Maine, the cross country journey will include a healthy dose of roadside kitsch, railroads, queer bars and cheap hotels.   First stop:  Ely, Nevada.

The car is now fueled, washed and waiting for the suitcases, the GPS unit is programmed and the CB radio is set to Channel 29*.  The Official Pre-Trip Odometer Reading is 6,178 miles.  (What the hell am I talking about?  Click here to find out.)

After three years of planning, plotting and scheming, Road Trip 2003 begins in less than 24 hours...

*Channel 29 is reportedly used by queer truckers.

See also:  Road Trip 2004 - The One Way Cross Country Road Trip

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The Plan - Road Trip 2003
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