The End of the Beginning: Where the Project Began and What’s Left To Do

The End of the Beginning: Where the Project Began and What’s Left To Do

After five months of preparation, the Stars and Screens project is just a few weeks away from its launch date. The first leg has been set in my sights for so long, it’s hard to believe that one day soon I’m actually going to hitch-up the camper and start driving north. When I slow down and think about it, I feel all the usual emotions of beginning a great adventure—excited, nervous, want to pump my fist in the air Breakfast Club-style-happy, but I also try to remind myself of the origins of the project and how much is left to do in this final stretch. So, I’m taking stock of the last five months and what’s ahead.

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8 of My Must-See Drive-ins on Leg One (And Why I Picked Them):

8 of My Must-See Drive-ins on Leg One (And Why I Picked Them):

The Project Rules:

I dreamed up this project one night in the midst of a depressed sleeplessness, so the only rules are the ones I set for myself. This what I’ve settled on.

Rule 1: If a state has a drive-in, I’ll go. So, Wyoming—one drive-in—I’m going. That’s it, the only rule.

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Why Travel in a Tiny, Antique Camper?

Why Travel in a Tiny, Antique Camper?

Stars and Screens is about drive-ins and the journey in-between; it’s a classic American road trip story. I’m expecting the trip to take more than a year, to cross just about every state in the Lower 48 (sorry Delaware—you’re out of the way and you have no drive-ins), and to be in near constant motion. So, you wouldn’t be crazy to wonder why I’m undertaking this adventure with only a tiny, thirty-five-year-old camper for shelter?

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