May 31, 2011

Dear Grover

Just as Rest areas month is beginning, I would like to submit the diary of Argentine writer Julio Cortazar, Astronauts of the Cosmoroute, as a pleasant albeit repetitive introduction to rest areas in France. It is a compelling narrative of traveling and resting along the French autoroute from Paris to Marseilles.

Dull motorists will notice how little has changed from the days of 1982, when

the journey did take place, and today. Reaching the Côte d’Azur took the writer a month or so, if I remember well.

Do such narratives exist for tourists seeking safe excitement along US highways?

Yours sincerely

François Gojat
Wimereux, France