The Road to Annual: Wednesday, June 5

Today was another long driving day south and west through Maryland and into southern West Virginia. We had a meetup in Charleston at noon so left Virginia early enough to miss beltway traffic. The mountains of Maryland and West Virginia aren’t like the ones back home where I grew up in Idaho. These mountains roll. We ebbed and flowed on the concrete for hundreds of miles through driving rain and the gaps between storms. We talked about the ways the highways are like libraries. Anyone can use them. We pay for them collectively. They take you somewhere new. In West Virginia, the clouds nestle in the dense green of the forests, something I’ve never seen before. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s shoot.

Mileage: 387

Soundtrack: Billy Cox, Tyler Childers