Tales of the Golden Road

"One of the Last Adventures in America": Part 2: "Spent the Night in Utah"

"One of the Last Adventures in America": Part 2: "Spent the Night in Utah"

Morning came, and so did the grogginess of stretching our energies the day before. Slinking around the hotel room, we slowly packed our bags, brushed our teeth, yawning and speaking of where to go next. We still had several days before the first show in Vegas. Between the rocky mountains of Colorado, and the plains of Nevada, lay the rocky auspices of Utah. My dad had tipped me off that on our way to Vegas, we were going to be right by the Canyonlands and Arches national parks. A...


"One of the Last Adventures in America": Part 1: "Welcome to Colorado"

"One of the Last Adventures in America": Part 1: "Welcome to Colorado"

Jerry Garcia had once said in a Rolling Stone interview that following the Grateful Dead on the road is “one of the last adventures in America.” The Dead’s fans, the Deadheads, are the purveyors and seekers of this adventure. To busk for money, to travel to cities unknown, to go to places that perhaps you would have never visited before; is truly an adventure. Few experiences offer such a nomadic romance anymore. Hitting the road and simply traveling to wherever the band goes is an experience...