They are calling it “Winter Storm Iola”, and I’ve spent 36 hours in the belly of it.
For reasons that I will make plain to you as soon as they are plain to me, I’m driving a Lexus LS400 with 902,700 miles from Los Angeles to Columbus,OH. My co-driver is the infamous Alex Roy. Our plans to cover a thousand miles a day have been undone by closed interstates and worse travel conditions than anything I’ve ever experienced on the East Coast. Nevertheless the big Toyota is running strong and sure.
Tonight we’re having dinner with the cops who almost caught Alex and ruined his attempt at the so-called cross country record. Should be interesting. In the meantime, we figured out that the CD changer works, and I just happen to have the Rudy Van Gelder remasters of those four brilliant Miles Davis single -take Prestige records. If only the roads would clear!