Wednesday, 21 July 2010 at 04:19 UTC
I've just had the most amazing drive in the most dire car along the most boring roads that I've ever encountered. Journey: Eastern Indiana to North-Western Indiana; Car: Chevrolet HHR; Time: 8pm to 11pm
I set off about 30 minutes before sunset, and as I got onto US-33 the sun hit the horizon, and the verges and the air above them started to glitter. The glittering was thousands of fireflies along the roadside reacting to my approach. As the sun dipped lower the fireflies became more obvious, until it seemed that I was driving along a tunnel of lights similar to a 70s sci-fi effect. Then Venus started shining in the sky above the sun.
And as the sun disappeared I was driving into a huge orange sunset with Venus overhead and surrounded by fireflies. Absolutely magical, and I've just done it no justice at all with these few brief words. But that is the story of my last evening in the USA.