From its garage in Mill Valley, Marin Co. the Mustang was packed, pumped full of premium petrol at $3.50 a gallon and pointed east towards the Sierras chomping at the bit to serve the purpose for which it was bought; roadtripping. Forty five years old and ready to roll. Candy Apple red but she’s a bruised apple; not cherry at all but well worn and showing signs of its age and lack of cosmetic care. Ditto the driver and navigator. Our only objectives were to join a few social dots on the map, to break with routine, to focus on views further away than 80cm and to increase resolution beyond 72 dots per inch. A Blue Highways getaway. Too easy.