We Were Somewhere Around Barstow

Driving to Vegas this morning (from Anaheim), through the Mojave Desert, and in a couple of hours from now we’ll be passing through Barstow.

Is Gomez gone yet?

I’ve driven this road before, took the picture below, and whenever we go through Barstow, I try to remember, and mouth out loud, as much as possible of Hunter Thompson’s classic paragraph in “Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas.” (I’ve basically got just the first sentence down pat).

“We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, I feel a bit lightheaded, maybe you should drive. Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, and a voice was screaming: Holy Jesus. What are these goddamn animals? [swatting the air].

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8 thoughts on “We Were Somewhere Around Barstow”

  1. What a wicked trip. I hope you took a lot of pictures and will post them Dennis.

    Sadly Gomez is still here. He probably will be until the new GM is hired. So we need a bit of patience here. I want to kick him as hard as possible out the door but I shall be patient as well. Good things come to those who wait right?

    Would your son in law be willing to take him along and toss him into some Gulag somewhere? He’d do wonders for Canada-Russia relations that way.

  2. Darth and Dennis, I think management is waiting to see what the new collective agreement between the owners and the players is going to say.

    I heard there might be a one-time only clause where teams will be allowed to dump high-priced garbage without having to pay a huge financial penalty.

    I believe that is part of the reason why Gomez is still on the team. So stay tuned…

    And now, exclusive video of the Dennis Kane Road Trip:

  3. DK, I read the book & watched the movie. Love Danno’s clip, Depp’s got stoners down to a fine art Kieth & Hunter S. Thompson doesn’t get any better than that, but Cheech & Chong are a close second!!

  4. I always did think Dennis might be a reckless driver. The video proves it!

    I also get the idea that Dennis becomes this way after a loss. Hmm. Who knew Depp would nail Dennis so perfectly?

  5. Darth, yes, it’s me to a tee. Rolling down the road in a convertible, being a bad boy. The baddest Habs fan in the land.

  6. Danno, I can’t wait for a new collective bargaining agreement. I may need to stock up my convertible and pay Molson a visit. And yes, this is the only way to travel. I just don’t see Luci or the others in the car. Could I hsve left them somewhere near Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to kick in?

  7. Darth, Denis is the official photographer with his fancy camera. Someday soon I’ll get it together and make a post just of photos. Right now I don’t have my shit together for this job.
    And I’m sure Gomez would like the Gulag. As long as he doesn’t have to hit anybody.

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