Everyone has got to do a Great American Road Trip. I tried to read Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” once – but it was too long and drawn out for my taste. He spent several years between 1947 and 1950 doing his road trip. Fortunately modern technology allows one to do the experience in a few weeks instead (the time it took Jack Kerouac to write the novel). OK so you don’t get to write the great American novel at the end of it – you can’t have everything.