Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...



I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm in Ely, Nevada

300 miles so far today, Friday, and it's 4 p.m.  I'm taking a northern route, Highway 50, through the Rockies.  One lane each way.  It offers a shorter drive from where I was in Utah, and it avoids the desert drive on the popular route through Las Vegas and Death Valley.  500 miles more to N. Cali region.  :-)

As I pulled into Ely, I stopped at a police station and asked about the State and local rules about parking a camper.  "In Nevada, just don't park in traffic."  I smiled and asked "How about something like that gravel lot over there?"  "On the weekend, it fills up with campers." 

:-) !

Looks like I didn't go back to Jerome.  I will call Tim McQuen to keep in touch, and who knows, if Ca doesn't work out, I could try Jerome again on the return trip.

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