The Road to Ruin?

Glamorous? You wanted glamorous?

Tess Vigeland Oct 3, 2008

Oh Amy your photo just makes me sad… no Mustang should ever be put down in such a manner. But so much for the glamour of a road trip. You wanna know what the rental agency gave me for my trip from SF to Reno over the Sierras at 7,000 ft? A Dodge with manual rolldown windows and a trunk that I could only pop by turning off the car, removing the key, and walking back to the trunk. I didn’t think they made those anymore.

Oh well. Today I’m at one of the local public radio stations here in Salt Lake City, KUER, to file stories for Marketplace Money and this afternoon’s Marketplace show. Guess who’s here with me? Your former NY bureau mate (and current senior biz correspondent in LA) Bob Moon! He happened to be in town on family biz and generously offered to come in to the studio and do a chat about this bailout package that’s finally passed, as well as all the other financial news of the week. He says “hi.”

It sounds like you and I are finding similar themes along our routes. Seems like the anger is turning in to resignation about the bailout… good thing, I suppose, given that it’ll be law as soon as the President signs it.

Only 1,300 miles to go… I’m off to Denver in a couple of hours… looking forward to that fresh air you mentioned (though it’s awfully nice here in SLC, too). Safe travels over the weekend!

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