Every Journey Has A First Step

“Once [an Airstream] journey is designed, equipped, and put in process, a new factor enters and takes over. A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity, different from all other journeys [in an Airstream]. It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. [An Airstream] journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of [travels] that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. Tour masters, schedules, reservations, brass-bound and inevitable, dash themselves to wreckage on the personality of the trip. Only when this is recognized can the blown-in-the glass bum relax and go along with it. Only then do the frustrations fall away. In this [an Airstream] journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck [edit additions mine]