I've finally managed to transcribe all of my scattered writings from my trip west. I saw many things, met a lot of very cool people, and got to spend a great deal of time reflecting on how I can be during a cross-counrty trek. I've not come even close to processing everything I experienced, and may well revisit ideas I had on the drive as I come to them. In the meantime, I thought I might amuse you with these accounts. Most were written on the morning after arriving, which will explain any variation from the previously posted itinerary. Read at your leisure.
One final note... I'm pretty sure that I managed to post to most everyone who requested a missive, but if for some reason you haven't received anything yet, smack me up side the head and I will grovel appropriately.