|He'll Have to Go And Other Favorites by Jim Reeves (RCA Victor LPM-2223, 1960)|
|Vanishing Point (Richard C. Sarafian, dir.), 1971|
|Don't Look Back movie tie-in (Ballantine U7089, 1968)|
I left Arizona on Wednesday, September 4th, the same day the sale of my house was officially recorded.
I walked the empty rooms a dozen times, making sure nothing had been left behind. I ran my hands along every surface and every shelf, which yielded a couple of dusty issues of Entertainment Weekly and a copy of my birth certificate, nearly forgotten on the top shelf of my bedroom closet.
It was 108 degrees the day I left town. I drove east, in the direction of my storage space, squinting at the rising sun.
I dropped off my last few belongings (a pillow, a blanket, some cleaning supplies), then bought gas and some snacks and a bag of ice for my cooler. I plugged an address into my GPS and hit the road.
Six hours later, I was in Albuquerque.