In December, as Covid-19 rates surged in Los Angeles, Sandy Tolan and his wife Andrea Portes rented out their LA house and drove to Arizona. They planned to fly from there to Florida to fetch their son, who was visiting his “biodad” in Miami.
But then they had a better idea. Why not just keep driving? Not only did flying seem unsafe in those days of contagion; a road trip would be a chance to reconnect with a vast and beautiful country far from the coastal centers of chaos. And so they took to the road.
Photo from Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX, by Sandy Tolan.