The last time I took a real road trip I had recently finished up my undergrad and did a last spring break trip with friends to South Carolina. Fiver years and two degrees later I find myself floating again and am ready to head south in the spring. This time there is no guarantee of getting to use my tent and sleeping bag, my travel companion will be books on tape and local radio stations, and there will be no driving through the night. However, there is a guarantee of chai, coffee, adult beverages of choice, smiles, and laughter shared with friends with whom I have history. I will also discover a new city, drive new roads, take in some spring colors, and work in eclectic local coffee shops. So….for the next three weeks, updates from the road.