I spent two months during the spring of 2001 getting ready for my road trip around America. I spent most of that time at my
apartment in Portland, Oregon, but I drove up to my dadís house in Bellingham, Washington a few times during the spring. Here's my
dad in his favorite chair Ė and Lila in her favorite lap. My sister Doti's cat, Lila, is very affectionate. But she's also
insistent about getting her "lap time" at night, especially from my dad.