Heading south to our Writer's Retreat in Mesa, AZ. There are always lots of things to learn on a road trip. If you smoke a pipe you go places most do not and hear and see things only you can report. For example, a man I met on the Coho ferry drove his Jeep from Victoria to Modesto, California every year so his favourite mechanic could tend to it. Why would anyone do such a thing? you might ask.