May 7, 2008
When I started north again I intended to get back on the road but not to end up in The Road. Nonetheless, this is where I find myself. Luckily it is only a miniaturized version. To make a long story as short as possible a volcano has erupted to the west of me in Chile. The first day it just started to get dark early, which was confusing at first, but by midnight there was half an inch of ash on the ground. It covers everything. It is surreal; I'm not really going to try and describe what it is like. The news is that I am perfectly safe and still headed north. Everyone be good, and appreciate life.