Dean Moriarty's pathetic grandnephew (deadkerouac) wrote in ontheroadwest,
Dean Moriarty's pathetic grandnephew


Hi there --

I just joined this community about half an hour or so ago because it seems interesting. I myself am not a "traveler" much except in the Southern California area. In fact, I've never been east of Las Vegas, Nevada. I did visit the Philippines twice in my life (which included stops in Hawaii and Japan, both of which have nice airports), but that's about it. Oh, and apparently when I was two, my family and I visited the Grand Canyon. Obviously, I'd like to see more :)

As you can see from my SN, I'm a huge Jack Kerouac fan. After I read On the Road when I was thirteen, I've always wanted to travel but there have always been things preventing me from doing it. I really would like to travel to Las Vegas this summer; that would make my summer. And like Jack, I'm deadset on becoming a writer and traveling across America (doing the opposite of Jack and traveling east in search of America's history, not the new frontier of the west as Jack et al had) and one day the world.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Bye.

+ Brian from San Diego +
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How ironic.

The last book I read was Kerouac's "The Dharma Bums." Doesn't he just make you want to travel? Except that this is many years later and to do what he did just seems somewhat impossible.

Also, as far as America goes I've been as far as Colorado Springs, Colorado, and into the midwest.'re from my ultimate destination point. ;) I've been neglecting this community, so welcome...
Thanks for the welcome! And yes, what Jack did does seem impossible. But someday I'd like to try it. Well, not the hitchhiking part of it; I've heard so many horror stories (literally!) that I'd rather not try hitching a ride or even picking up hitchhikers. But it sounds cool to be a drifter HA HA HA. Hey, if you ever make to San Diego, make sure it's in the summer; the skies are wonderful this time of year.

I dig people who read Kerouac, so thanks for replying and keep in touch!