On my way up to SF in the middle of nowhere is this barn house.
We drove in as a pitstop for some strawberries, while taking a road trip up to the Bay to participate in NaNoWriMo‘s “Night of Writing Dangerously” event in 2010! This program is great, by the way, if you’re a super big nerd like I am and love that camaraderie that comes with doing something crazy like writing a 50,000 word novel in a month.
Anyway, back to this peace place. We had been driving all day and had yet to stop for some sammies so I was getting pretty grumpy despite being with my two fellow creative writers. However, when I saw this little off-highway gem, it brightened me up a bit: the sky was murky, the grass was yellowing, and both were surrounding the decaying and green barn house. Maybe it was finally getting fresh air into my brain, but my camera conscience kicked into action and I hollered, “ZOE! Give me your sign peace necklace!”
She, being the hipster that she is, had those funny gloves without the fingers on, which I think gives the photo a little bit of a punky feeling. No? Just me? Well, in any case, it’s one of my favorite photos, one of my favorite memories, and one of my favorite (only?) road trips.