This track is all about the California desert road trips I took to see my Aunt Freida, who was a photographer and journalist for the Chicago Tribune back in its hard-boiled, Colonel McCormick days. At the age of 25, she had made her own headlines in 1941 when her plane disappeared en route from Uruguay to Brasil. Six weeks later, she and the plane’s party of four emerged unscathed, having repaired the torn wing of the plane with tree branches. She initiated the Inquiring Camera Girl column in 1941, which a young debutante named Jacqueline Bouvier wrote a version of, ten years later, for the Washington Times-Herald.
- The Road to Indio