When we're going to be there

In Chris Colin's essay from "Salon.com's Wanderlust" he takes his future children on a future drive, careful to micromanage their impressions along the way.

Published January 2, 2001 8:00PM (EST)

"Salon.com's Wanderlust: Real-life Tales of Adventure and Romance," the new collection of travel essays edited by Don George, is dedicated to putting the romance and passion -- the "unconquerable longing" -- back into travel writing. In this essay, "When we're going to be there," Chris Colin drives his imaginary kids east from Northern California to Nevada, pausing now and then to gently make sure they're appreciating every waking moment.

Chris Colin lives in Oakland, Calif., and is the associate People editor at Salon.com.

By Read by Chris Colin

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