Chicago, the greatest city in the lower 48 and the upper two, too
In the course of less than 1O minutes, these two guys, John Henry Elliston, 65 and Stevo, 23 hit it off like they were good friends. Seemed like something out of Haight Ashbury in 1968. They discussed God and the book Paradise Lost. John Henry was getting off work. Stevo was in court most of the day with his court appointed attorney fighting a vehicular assault charge. His car went into a ditch injuring the front-seat passenger. I told him that didn’t make sense. How could there be a criminal charge if there was no intent? Stevo said the charge was proper, he went down down the embankment while high and the car was stolen 15 minutes beforehand. “I injured my passenger in the commission of a felony.”
It’s not the tallest mountain in the lower 48, but it’s the most beautiful. The Rockies are just as beautiful and even taller, but they are clumped together. The drama of Rainier is the fact it stands without peer in the Cascades. Alone. Solo. Raw power. The Space Needle is not the icon of the state. You’re looking at it.