After taking inspiration from Seinfeld’s episode where kramer drives a car till the tank is almost empty, I decided to doing the same to make my trip back from Moab more interesting.
Ofcourse trying this in New York City is much different from doing it in central Utah. It’s interesting to note how your reaction to the situation changes slowly.
It starts with excitement on a new adventure. You start of admiring the beauty of the stark nakedness of Utah and love the way the shrubs and the desert sand look against the mountains in the distance. You see a few cars, but no civilization at all.
Once the excitement wears off, the excitement turns into nervousness. You gaze more on the fuel indicator than on the road. You try to summon previously unbeknown powers of mental control and try to make sure the indicator does not tick lower. You shut off air conditioning, but can’t roll down the windows in this hot desert air for fear of drag.
After still not seeing any signs of civilization, you give up. In the stage of reflection you look back at your life and wonder if the trip all the way from India to the US was worth it; if the end was in Utah. You speed up, not in hopes of fuel economy, but when the car stops you will roll that much longer. You will of course be pleased that when future archaeologists are working with dinosaurs they’ll be completely surprised on finding remains of an Indian amongst them. Of course by then evolution will no longer be a theory, so survival of the fittest will easily explain why he didn’t survive.
Subway! Subway and Philips-Conoco! I’ve never been so excited to see you. Price, Utah, I’ve no idea what you are doing in the middle of nowhere, but you are priceless!!
Full tank and full stomach, mind and body rested. Lets see how far I go this time!!