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四处游荡的艾小柯

四处游荡的艾小柯

My Little Travel World


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两万里逃难记(32)—— 小巫见大巫


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2005年12月17日

         

洛杉矶说来也算一座山城,尤其是好莱坞的比佛利山庄,那实实在在的是一座大山。盘山公路一圈一圈的绕上去,小路十分陡峭。往往拐一个大弯,从山背面迎面过来一辆大车,着实吓人一跳。而那些传说中的影星歌星的亿万豪宅,就分布在这样一个险峻所在。其中横贯山庄的Muholland Drive,在2001年被当作电影之名,上演一段惊心动魄的惊悚片。

        

与比佛利山庄相连的有两条横贯东西的著名大道:好莱坞与日落大道。好莱坞大道完全是商业区的作风,中间那段两边的人行道上是一个接一个的金光五星,上面刻着无数明星的大名,绵延不绝,这就是那星光大道啦。可惜我们行色匆匆,只能略微浏览,也没找到成龙同学的手印。星光大道两旁是一个个的纪念品商店,其规模都不及上海南京路或天津的滨江道,只勉强达到一般小城市中心的繁华程度。只有再向西行,有大概两三个街区的范围,才看到大连锁店气派非凡的身姿。这实在与我脑子里想像的好莱坞大相径庭。

           

日落大道与好莱坞大道平行,越靠近比佛利山庄越是住宅区。附近的豪华街区都是经年松树掩映,林阴大道两侧是成片绿地与美丽豪宅。虽说规模已相当惊人,但和比佛利山庄上的比起来真是小巫见大巫。山上的亿万豪宅不仅林阴掩映,而且都是庭院深深,路上行人能看到的无非是两扇雕花生铁大门,和里面隐隐约约的宽阔道路。至于房子究竟光景如何,就只能任凭猜测了。日落大道上这些能够看得见的风景,大概只能算是豪宅中的小弟,给真正的大哥们挡道护驾。

             

由日落大道向东往洛杉矶市中心去,街上景色也逐渐破败起来。涂鸦多了,便宜的小旅馆多了,风格也和任何一个城市拥挤脏乱的程度相差无几。唯一告诉游人这里真正是电影之都的,就是那无处不在的超级电影海报。它们可以出现在任何一幢高楼的侧面,占据任何一个巨幅广告牌。不过当小柯看到蓝眸红唇,青丝飘飘的章子怡几乎四层楼高的超级海报的时候,还是吃了一惊。那东方的脸孔,西方的神态就这样目空一切的俯视着日落大道,望向那不可一世的好莱坞。这样的东西交杂,看上去真是无比的性感与神秘。

  

 

日落大道上的章子怡


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December 20th, 2007
Posted by aixiaoke | 两万里逃难记, 短篇游记 | no comments


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两万里逃难记(31)—— Golden State


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2005年12月14日

               

为什么加州被称为“Golden State”,今天的旅途终于给出了答案。

       

在加州居住了将近三个月,终于是时候重返家园了。艾小柯,大伟和可爱的Kiwi再次踏上了3000迈征程,正式重返新奥尔良。

           

第一站就是著名的洛杉矶。沿着5号公路,一路两旁都是牧场和果园。现在是加州的冬天,牧场的草都变作金黄。远远望去,只叫人想起“黄金州”这个词来。当然,被称作黄金地带的加州自然不是为了这个颜色,不过小柯眼中这片金光万里,倒真映了这词的本意。

                   

金黄的草场上,成群的黑牛在阳光下悠闲的吃着草。别看这景色虽好,可气味却着实难闻。连熟睡中的Kiwi都被臭醒了,睁着迷惑的大圆眼睛东瞧西闻,看车里进了什么东西。还好这片气味蓬勃的牧场不算太大。接下来是大片大片的绿地,映着红彤彤不知道是什么作物的一大块,再配上天边突然飘来的一片雾,实在是一幅绝美的印象派作品。

          

除了这片金黄与红艳,从旧金山到洛杉矶的旅程最特殊的就是山上成排的风车了。因为能源危机,风车在加州的电力行业中成为十分重要的一环,它们的倩影也成为加州公路上的特殊景观。一个个雪白的站成行,顶天立地的在阳光下舒展着三片翅膀,在微风中旋转着,也在小柯心中歌唱着,飞舞着,这就是“一行白鹭上青天”的美景了。

             

到达LA已经接近六点,正赶上下班时间大堵车。这个全美第二大城市果然实力雄厚,车流不断。一家人住进了中国城内的Best Western。别看是连锁的美国旅馆,到了中国城可真就入乡随俗。不仅名字变成龙门旅馆,连里面的装饰都是古香古色。前台前先放两把红木镶珠贝花纹的太师椅壮门面,柜台后负责迎接的老伯更是一身明黄的员外氅,柜台上一面镇宅铜锣。一时间,小柯仿佛置身电影里30年代的老上海,迷失在古今中外错落交杂的时光隧道里。房间里也是一样的中国:山水国画,明黄福字靠垫,描金龙的黑陶花盆,小小的阳台外面是满满闪光的中国字霓虹灯。这个时候,如果小柯能够穿上一条镶金边的墨绿高开叉旗袍,戴上莹润又俗气的珍珠项链,手里再不经意的夹跟又细又长的香烟,那简直就是王家卫电影里颓废又神秘的画面了。

           

车轮上长大的Kiwi再上征程,表现也是超级良好。不哭不闹也不乱抓,上了车就乖乖睡觉,到了陌生的房间全部视察一遍后就随遇而安了。真是超级可爱的宝贝!

          

究竟城中景色如何,待小柯明日细细道来。

        

一行白鹭 

 

亭亭玉立


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两万里逃难记(30)——重返新奥尔良(下)


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2005年10月11日

              

第二日一早,小柯和大伟先去姨妈家的房子拍照纪录损失情况,然后驱车围着我们的街区转了几圈,察看朋友家的状况。后院池塘里表弟鸥翔的金鱼全都死了,那两只神龙见首不见尾的乌龟也不知道活下来没有。附近大部分房子都完好,没有房门破损,只是墙上都留下国民自卫队用红漆标出的无人记号和日期。一路上枯黄的树枝树杈布满地面,有人回来的家门口一户一个废弃的冰箱。开车向东北往市中心的方向走,小柯一个朋友家不幸处在低洼地带,被水淹了有三、四英尺,东西全部毁掉。South Clariborne街中心停放的汽车身上的水印高达车顶。接近市区后Super Dome斑驳的圆顶远远出现在眼前,这个曾经银光闪闪在阳光下奕奕生辉的大体育馆,这个出现在建筑系教科书上被新奥尔良人视为城市骄傲之一的标志性建筑,这个在飓风中庇护了无数市民的避风港,此刻是如此脆弱、沧桑。

      

损伤较轻的uptown街区

 

朋友家附近损失严重的街区

 

洪水过后的房间

 

校园里的水线

 

损失惨重的South Claiborne街和Super Dome体育馆

         

 

最繁华的法国区(French Quarter)虽然经受重创,但损失不大,很多店铺甚至已恢复营业。波旁街(Bourbon Street)上的脱衣舞店估计是第一个恢复营业的,门口的大标语和美女热情的招徕顾客。很多酒吧门口堆了有一人多高的垃圾,悬挂在西班牙雕花栏杆外的茂密花草此刻也都变了颜色,枯黄干涸的叶片诉说着遭受的蹂躏和被遗弃的苦痛。再向法国区深处走,波旁街同性恋区的一家酒吧竟然旌旗招展,五颜六色的彩色气球欢迎着陆续回家的新奥尔良市民。门口震天响的Cajun音乐此刻也有了多重意义:新奥尔良的精神不死,Big Easy的传统终要延承下去,哪怕沧海桑田。

        

枯死的植物诉说着往日的繁华

 

曾经歌舞升平的Bourbon Street

 

Welcome Home

    

 车子在整个法国区绕了一圈,来到和Canal Street交界的Harrah’s赌场面前。救世军(Salvation Army)的志愿者在向过往的人发放免费食物。附近街边停了无数大个的清洁车,垃圾车,甚至清理废枝废家具的铲土车。再向北走到法国区北边的Marine,去看电视新闻里整个泡在水里的Frenchman Street街牌。小柯最喜欢的爵士乐酒吧,Spotted Cat,门口一片残破。所有的沙发家具都仍了出来,估计是淹没了一楼。

遍布整个城市的清洁车

 

斑点猫酒吧

           

转完了,车子沿St. Charles大街回家。那些美丽的豪宅损失都不大,路边的百年老橡树却有不少经不过飓风袭击,倒的倒,歪的歪。有些地段的大树已经被清理过了,死去的巨大枝干被移走 ,林荫大道的林荫就变得断断续续。到家前看到街区里跑着三只流浪狗,不知道这些小家伙们是如何生存下来的。姨妈家门口来了一只可爱的小猫,看上去也就七、八个月大,看到我们喵喵叫着躺倒和人撒娇,向我们要吃的。开了一瓶罐头给她,小柯想到我们走后不知道有谁会照顾她,心里很悲伤。

           

橡树

 

饥饿的流浪猫

 

最后一天,听邻居说水已经能用了,而且闻起来确实有很大的氯气味道,水源紧张的问题终于得到解决。不过红十字会已经在城市各个地段建立了援助中心,发放免费的水,罐头食品和一些清洁用具,即使没有干净水的地区人们也能够得到补给。

          

上午房东公司打电话来,说城市已经宣布可以重新居住,如果房子没有大损坏的话,就要开始收房租了。小柯和大伟昨天已经搬了一部分重要东西去姨妈的房子,就是预防房东催房租,没想到这么快担心就变成事实了。在这种情况下,我们决定干脆把所有的东西都搬走退房算了。不确定什么时候才能回新奥尔良常住,不知道究竟有多少人还决定回去,姨妈的房子更无法预测明年能否以合适的价格租出去,不如就此租姨妈的房子,双方都减少风险。我们总算幸运,还有姨妈的房子可以放置东西。很多朋友、同学却是把所有的家当都留在租用的房子里的,当房东都开始催房租以后,他们该怎么办?

           

一天的时间很快就在繁重的体力劳动中度过。两个人也许是超潜力发挥吧,竟然把所有的东西在一日之内搬完了!晚上直接睡在地板上的床垫,小柯望着天花板发呆:Katrina不知道改变了多少人的命运?我们的未来,不知道要走向哪一个方向?这个我曾经热爱的城市,究竟能不能从废墟中崛起?

            

黑暗中小柯又想起晚上去附近唯一一家营业的餐馆吃饭的情景。那是家卖典型美国汉堡三明治的餐厅,以前小柯和大伟曾经去它的生蚝吧吃过生蚝。生蚝吧旁边就是酒吧吧台,各种各样的德国啤酒是其特色。以前每到晚上有球赛的时候,这家店都要宾客盈门,烤汉堡热狗的厨房里几个厨师忙得上气不接下气,人们排队成龙。今晚的情形仿佛有大比赛进行,似乎上城所有的回来察看灾情的人都来这里吃饭了一样。唯一不同的是人们不再看环绕餐馆一圈的电视屏幕,而是相互问候,每个人都有一个和逃难相关的故事可以讲述。厨房的菜单被删减了很多,只有几种汉堡和三明治出售,价格也略微上调了几毛钱。柜台后面只有两个人在服务:一名年轻的厨师,脚步如飞,一边炸着薯条,在BBQ炉上明火烤着牛肉饼,一边往烤箱里放蘑菇片和奶酪,同时又在长条案板上一气摆下十几个微烤的汉堡圆面包,双手并用的向里面加入生菜、番茄和洋葱片;另一名留着大胡子的老头负责接单收钱,他面前放着一个巨大的透明塑料桶,上面贴着片纸,写着“我们磨破屁股在为大家服务,请一定给小费”。想到这,小柯不禁在静默中微笑起来,是的,这就是希望了,这就是新奥尔良复兴的依托了。时光变迁,总有人离开,有人初到,只要一个城市延承的精神不死,只要有这些在夹缝中继续生存繁荣的新奥尔良人,这个美丽的城市就不会消亡。也许依旧贫穷,也许依旧要挣扎,可那古老的爵士曲调一定会继续吟唱下去。

             

音乐不死,美味依旧。《飘》中郝斯嘉仿佛又在说:“明天,明天一切都会好起来的。” 对,这就是南方的精神吧,哪怕脚步沉重,这原始的动力永远会推动这个城市继续呼吸,继续生存,继续繁荣。


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December 20th, 2007
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两万里逃难记(29)——重返新奥尔良(上)


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       2005年10月11日

                          

小柯和大伟受姨妈之托,决定飞回新奥尔良察看家中灾情。市长宣布可以重回市里之后,小柯迫不及待的买了924日的机票,哪知还没走成,飓风Rita又来袭,无可奈何只好取消机票。在与Delta航空公司两天的不懈斗争后,终于等来了好消息:所有新奥尔良的灾民都可以免费在1030日之前改票。

            

机票搞定,重新改到105日,剩下的就是租车了。虽然在网上定好了车,还特意打电话到租车公司去问,在拿到车的前一分钟我们都不确认能租到车子:大部分的商业店铺还都没有开放,没亲眼看到心里总是要打小鼓。

           

出发前的周末,全家人上街大肆采购“战备物资”,也就是需要带过去的水,食物和一些清洁和修葺住房的工具。虽然早在网上察看过洪水水位地图,可这图的误差还是很大的。何况,除了洪水,房子还有可能遭受飓风的正面袭击,房顶是不是被吹掉一块,玻璃是不是都破碎了,谁也不知道。小柯和大伟总共带回家两个箱子:一箱子食物和工具,另一个纸箱是满满的水和八宝粥。本来还买了无数碗装方便面,后来发现没电又没气,方便面是无论如何吃不成的。好在走前一天小柯和邻居通了电话,邻居说家里竟然来电了!小柯欣喜之余,又把那些方便面塞回去五、六包。

            

上了飞机,小柯和大伟二人四目相对,大有“风萧萧兮易水寒”的悲壮,此去前途未卜,不知道等待我们的是什么样惨痛的景象;可转念又一想,管他呢,总之一切都已发生,是福是获都无法躲过,还不如放宽心,等到达目的地再哭鼻子也不迟。

              

一路顺利,我们于傍晚4点半第一次在灾后回到了曾经灯红酒绿,曾经浮华生色,让人魂牵梦系的家园。

            

取了行李等到租车公司的大巴把不多的几个乘客带入机场旁的停车场,首先映入眼帘的竟然是两棵被飓风吹倒的大树!虽然有了心理准备,第一次看到这样的景象小柯心里还是难过了一阵。大巴上的乘客也纷纷相对无言,神情黯淡。现在来到新奥尔良的大多都是这里的居民,回来察看灾情和计算损失来的。推己及人,谁也笑不出来了。

          

 租车公司停车场里倒下的大树

         

租车公司的车竟然都是全新,刚出车厂。我们租的那辆中型Chevrolet里程表上只有25英里,里外崭新。一路上车辆稀少,除了机场附近有点车流外越向我们家住的上城(uptown)开人越少。机场路两边Katrina肆虐的痕迹随处可见:歪歪斜斜的路标,破了洞锈迹斑驳的户外广告牌,Popeye残破的店墙,缺了一角的二楼阳台……很多街口的红绿灯都还没恢复,只能暂时放置stop牌子疏导交通。

几乎没几辆车的高速公路

机场路上

残破的广告牌

受损房屋

少了半面墙的popeye

和城市其他地方相比,上城遭受的损失相对较小,房屋大体都还保留原样。只有Carrolton Ave上被大火烧毁房屋的黑色断桓让人心惊。火灾残迹的对面就是一座巨大的天主教教堂,门口树立着一座洁白的耶稣雕像,旁边围着几只白色石羊,当然也少不了一只黑色羊羔静默在羊群一旁。不知道伟大的神看着狂风呼啸火光冲天,而自己却无力保护拯救这些无助羔羊的时候,心中是何感受?

             

到了家,看到那熟悉的青灰砖墙,小柯心里的一块大石总算落了地。房子还在,台阶上也没有被水浸泡过的痕迹。房门锁着,所有的窗户也都完好。开门进屋,里面一如原样,逃难前特意放倒的大镜子也还乖乖的躺在地板上。开灯,所有的灯泡都亮;开空调定温度到76度,通风口里的冷气也照常吹出。“老天,我们也太幸运了吧!”我忍不住脱口而出,不敢相信眼前的一切。

已是“曾经”的家

放下行李,穿过客厅,左边粉红色墙上的旧时回忆都在,提醒小柯过往的幸福时光。右手边的厨房却发出腐败的气味,地板上的通风口竟然长出一根绿色的牵牛花藤蔓,几片翠绿的叶子骄傲的在冷风中微微摇曳。看完叶子抬头看冰箱,小柯惊得几乎要晕过去!整个冰箱被笼罩在小飞虫的淡黄色云团里,那些美丽可爱的冰箱贴上都沾满了虫卵,小柯和大伟的结婚照片也不能幸免于难。小柯手扶厨房门框,通风口的寒气从下向上逼来让人不由得打了个寒战。之后小柯扶下身去,一手支在膝盖上,胃里什么东西在翻涌,差点要呕吐出来。扭头不看冰箱,其他柜橱都完好。水池里还放着Kiwi的猫草,不同的是所有的绿叶早已变黄,没了生机。

Kiwi的猫草

        

小柯和大伟租的房子是改良过的short-gun,也就是那种一个房间套一个房间如同火车包厢般一长溜的房子。过去新奥尔良的房子沿袭旧制是按照房子的宽度来收税的,所以相当一部分人家都把房子建成这种又窄又长的形式来逃避税赋。传统的short-gun最后一间是厨房,再前面一间是卧室,从客厅去厨房还要穿过卧室,很是不方便。所以现在大多数short-gun都改良一下,把厨房挪到房子中间,卧室变到后面去。小柯的家卧室和卫生间外面是客厅到卧室的过道,不再是一个房间套着另一个房间,所以厨房虽然污染严重,去还没影响到卫生间和卧室。尽管如此,我们还是决定立刻在厨房外面订上蓝色的防雨塑料布把厨房和过道隔离开。

             

第一晚就这样很平静的过去了。除了没有水,要用带去的饮用水洗漱外,倒也没有多大的不方便。只是没有了Kiwi在身边捣乱,有些安静。逃难前大伟刚给Kiwi做好的猫树静悄悄的站在房间角落,不知道自己的主人什么时候才回来。


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2005年9月20日

                     

919日,小柯一家再次来到伯克利校园正式注册。在领略百年校园的美景之后还见到了华人音乐坊上的老剑客木瓜美女。宾主相见把酒言欢,老剑客为人豪爽,还带我们一家人好好领略了东湾的海景,远观了壮丽的旧金山金门大桥,在此之后还特意把我们送到了奥克兰红十字会救助中心。

 

 红十字会在湾区附近只有两家,一间在奥克兰,一间在旧金山。奥克兰的这家坐落在城中的百老汇街上,一进门向左一个大房间全部被用来接待飓风Katrina的难民。屋子里的人还真不少,没想到也有这么多灾民跟小柯家一样跑到加州湾区来了。 

         

接待我们的是一位黑人大妈,态度非常和蔼。在详细询问了我们的状况之后决定按照红十字会的政策,以家庭为单位发给我们$665补助。一般说来单身家庭可以领到$360,之后每增加一个人增加$300。领补助不需要是美国公民,只要有受灾地区的证件,或者其他文件证明来自受灾地区就可以领取。 

            

办完手续,在出门的路上遇到一位也来自新奥尔良地区的黑人大妈。她的命运和经历真是比小柯一家要悲惨很多。她患有风湿、哮喘,左脚走路也不大灵光,所以Katrina登陆的时候就没有撤离。结果后来家里被大水漫过,她和其他邻居朋友逃了出来,从高速公路上向城外走。这一走就是三天三夜,没有食物,没有水,没有消息,没有救援。后来是同行的一家家长,走了很远跳到高速公路下找到一家便利店,打破店门进去拿了面包,饼干和水出来他们才算撑了过来。三天后她终于被直升飞机从桥上救走,被送去休斯顿,然后展转来到加州投奔亲戚。她的奶奶飓风前住在城东的养老院,就是那个著名的St. Rita’s Nursing Home,里面的34名老人全部被淹死;她的弟弟没能逃出来,也活活被淹死。大妈说的声泪俱下,小柯听得心都要裂掉…… 飓风是过去了,可人们心灵所遭受的这些创伤何时才能被扶平? 

            

 920日一早,小柯还在梦中,加州的车行就打来电话,原来我们的小灰驴已经被“修好”了。据技师说是自动变速器里面的轴坏了,费用是$224,只要盐湖城那边一付钱我们就可以把车拿走。可是盐湖城那里拒绝在电话里用信用卡付钱,只肯寄支票。这位技师说以他从业25年的经验来看盐湖城是根本就不打算付钱的。当然,也有可能一两个礼拜后支票寄到,但是小灰驴每在他的车行多放一天,他就要收取每天25美元的停车费。小柯急得立刻就清醒了,赶紧给盐湖城打电话催那边付钱。那边说加州的车行收费太高,超出ATRA协会的小时工资范畴,想先向协会抱怨再付,后来又说不如我们先自己付钱把车先领回来,然后他再付钱给我。 

             

结果电话打来打去,两面就是扯皮,盐湖城不肯付钱,加州这边寸步不让,甚至说如果我自己去付钱,那就不能按ATRA协会价格收费,而要按加州价格。小柯没办法,也被这两只眼里只有钱的猪气坏了,一个电话告到ATRA协会。协会里专门负责仲裁的Lorry女士一听说我们是新奥尔良来的难民,两方却在扯皮不干实事,立刻分别打电话到两家车行。这个ATRA协会还真是很有办法,以摘牌威胁,两个家伙立刻都老实了,而加州的车行也把实情告诉了小柯。 

                   

原来其实严格的说,这个轴不能算自动变速器的部件,要想真正搞清楚究竟是什么坏了轴才掉出来,是需要把变速器拆下来,打开一点点检查清洁的。这样一来就要花上两天的人工,盐湖城那边当然不愿意了,于是就以“帮忙”为名,说虽然轴不能算变速器上的部分,但他们也决定修了。最好修完后加州这边能给一个30天保修证明,这样就算将来发现其实变速器里面也坏了,他就可以说是加州这边的问题,由加州保修。 

            

加州的这个从业25年的老油条当然不会这么傻的上当,自然不肯给保修,结果两边就开始扯皮,把小柯夹在中间两面受气。他们没算到的一点是这个中国来的貌似柔弱的小女生竟然会打电话到ATRA协会去告他们两家。ATRA介入的结果是,盐湖城那边不仅要付修轴的这两百多块钱,还要按照正规程序,付钱给加州这边,把变速器拆下来打开仔细检查。折腾了一天,白跑了一趟加州的车行去领车,不过最后总算把这件事情搞定了,也算一天里的超级收获。 

           

下午不知道几点,阳光灿烂的加州湾区开始下雨。天边大片大片的黑灰色乌云滚滚翻涌,藏在乌云后面的太阳偶尔从缝隙里展露一点光芒,给黑云镶起金边。没有车的我们走路回家,高速公路上的车流飞驰而过,更吹动秋风的萧瑟。望着天边隐隐的淡黄远山,小柯默默的想,不知道我们何时才能追得上加州这飞一般的速度,何时才能找到新家?


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December 20th, 2007
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2005年9月18日

Reno的住宿是中国大使馆驻旧金山领馆的敏天龙领事托内华达州立大学Reno分校的学生会给我们定的。旅馆不让带宠物,于是小柯和大伟小心翼翼的把Kiki包在小柯的毛衣里,只在胸前露出个小头,连电梯都没敢坐,迅速溜上三楼进入房间。 

一夜无话。

第二天清早,学校的学生会外联部主席来替我们结帐并看望我们。大伟怕人家找不到我们的房间,一早就打开门向外张望。哪想到Kiki这个鬼灵精,趁大伟一个不注意,箭一般窜出房门,在走廊上左冲右穿,被负责打扫房间的服务人员逮个正着;而我们两个也在被批评教育后“赶”出了房间。所幸Kiwi暴露在今早,而不是昨晚,否则一家人就要露宿街头了。小柯这才总结出来:只有那种类似于Motel的汽车旅馆,比如Day Inn, Quality Inn, La Quinta等等,一般才有允许带宠物的好政策,而且一般都要事先向旅馆前台说明。 一家人千恩万谢的谢过学生会主席,早上9点启程,开始了我们逃难旅程的最后一天:向加州湾区挺进。 

出了Reno没多久,80号高速路就进入了加州地界。一路上地势起起伏伏,山路蜿蜒曲折,不过这和科罗拉多州的山比起来跟平地也差不了多少。路上很多地方都在修整,水泥路面上再铺一层厚厚的柏油:加州的经济实力就是雄厚!想路易斯安那州的破路,路上的大洞多少年都没人补,难怪这次大堤决口了。  

4个多小时后,小柯一家终于到达Berkeley,和表弟沙鸥翔在校园会合。鸥翔提前两天到达加州后已于昨天去UC Berkeley报到,和系主任面谈的结果是今天试上课一天,看能否跟上已经开课两周半的繁重课程。小柯在接到表弟后也去系里报到,去国际学生办公室和研究生院分别打好招呼。Berkeley已经正式同意接收小柯作一学期的visiting student,身份和学校的问题就都解决了。 

Berkeley到姨妈家的一小段路是最轻松的。一家人这一路上提着的心终于放了下来,我们这漫漫3700迈的逃难路也终于走到了尽头。这真是数不清八千里路云和月,道不尽酸甜苦辣喜与悲。 我们的小灰驴,在经历了这一路艰辛困苦之后,也算挺到了生命的最后一分钟。在开到家门口的前一分钟,鸥翔和大伟都闻到外面有股什么烧焦的味道。硬挺着再开两步到了家门,停车打开前盖,发现有隐隐的青烟慢慢冒出来,也不清楚是什么坏了。这些暂时都先不管了,一切等到明天再说。 

不表抱Kiki进门,卸东西,收拾床铺安顿下来,和姨妈姨夫一家人把酒言欢,单说说晚上看电视新闻。915日,是飓风Katrina登陆后的第18天,是小柯一家踏上逃难路的第21天,小布什总统宣布美国一定要重建新奥尔良,重建这个经历过苦难,闪耀过辉煌,呼吸着吟唱着舞蹈着,这个用灵魂讲述故事的古老城市。联邦政府会大量拨款,哪怕重建需要花费2000亿美元。这个讲话,是小柯一家逃难以来听到最鼓舞人心的新闻,是我们重返家园的力量和信心。 

第二天一早,姨妈带鸥翔去Stanford大学去面见系里教授看申请结果如何,同时小柯和大伟也慢慢开车去修车铺查车。结果刚开出家门没有1000米,在高速路的入口处小灰驴彻底死掉开不动了。一位英俊的警察“叔叔”30秒钟后有如天降,迅速帮我们拦住交通,并把我们慢慢顶到三角形的路中安全岛上。到了一看,车子下面漏出红色的transmission油,看来仍然是transmission的问题。好在我们在盐湖城修车的那家属于美国transmission联合会(ATRA)的会员,我们刚好购买了全国范围的联保,不管时间长短,车总是能够修好的。同时我们的移动电话也入了路边紧急状况保险,可以报销我们的拖车费用。虽然麻烦一些,但不管如何,情况总算不是最糟。 一家人办好修车手续,跳上姨妈的大SUV继续向Stanford前进。鸥翔的运气超好,到了学校后和系副主任面谈后学校立刻决定接收他,并且不收任何学费。他这次真算是因祸得福,能够亲身领略Stanford的名校风采,也是不幸中的万幸了。 回家后看新闻,新奥尔良市市长Ray Nagin宣布下周起陆续开放市里受灾相对较轻,恢复相对较快的地方。大家商量后决定,姨妈出钱让小柯和大伟在周六重回新奥尔良检查房子和财产。机票已经定好,租车虽然定了,但不能确定到时候会有车可租。虽然城市开放,但仍然处于重兵把守之下,估计要被查无数次身份才能进城。城里水源依旧被污染,据说每天可以到会展中心去领水和食物。尽管如此,要重返家园的人仍然是络绎不绝,我们定票的时候,几乎每一分钟机票都在涨价。 

至此,小柯一家2005飓风逃难记正式告一段落。重返新奥尔良后小柯会有逃难后记与图片更新。感谢一路上所有帮助过小柯一家的亲人、朋友,感谢所有读完这篇逃难记的读者和为我们祝福祈祷的网友们,这些情意是小柯无法用语言和文字来表达的。在此我们一家人祝所有的人都平安喜乐,珍惜现时拥有的亲情友情爱情,愿幸福常伴,快乐永随! 


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May 24th, 2007
Posted by aixiaoke | 两万里逃难记 | no comments


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 2005年9月15日

                

914日中午,经过了几个小时的漫长等待,我们的小灰驴终于从修车行出来,完璧归赵,又可以继续小柯一家的西行逃难之旅了。 

                

古人说的那句“由简入奢易,由奢入简难”真是至理名言。两天半没车,就让小柯和大伟领略了失去自由的无聊和苦闷,后来的一天几乎都是在旅馆里看电视新闻度过的。Kiki倒是很高兴我们一天都在家里陪着她,追着自己的小纸球上蹿下跳玩得不亦乐乎。 

             

从盐湖城向西,高速公路两旁是无数一块块的水塘,在正午的大太阳下反射出明晃晃的白光。这些水塘大概都是用来晒盐的,很多地方析出大片的白色颗粒,称着远方的瓦蓝天空,倒也是令人心旷神怡的美景。 

            

出发前从地图上看到盐湖城西边是一片盐湖沙漠,一路上小柯和大伟左看右看,印象中那种连绵不断的金黄色沙丘连半个影子都没有,唯一象沙漠的是右边远山前那片纯白色的白沙,不过也许是白色的盐也说不定。和科罗拉多州的落基山路比起来,这段明显要好开许多,不过景色上也要逊色几分。 

              

没多久,车子进入内华达州地界,山势又有了起伏。公路两旁布满了一丛丛不知道名字的黄色野花,在夕阳下绚烂夺目。远处雄伟的荒山在傍晚柔和的阳光下影射出金红色的光芒。不知道为什么,这些景色突然令小柯想起了圣经里的《出埃及记》:我们的苦难终是要到头的时候了吧? 

             

正想着,天色迅速暗了下来,车音响里播放的评书《白眉大侠》也讲到了精彩之处:阎王寨十阵堵输赢里的第四阵。正等着听翻江鼠蒋平的侄子怎么制服那碧水寒潭里的怪鱼呢,只听“啪”的一声闷响,车子的声音就不对劲了。把小柯和大伟吓的一个激灵:“不好,爆胎了!” 

                

大伟赶紧打上双闪,慢慢蹭到路边。幸亏我们从新奥尔良出门的时候顺手把刚买的手电给抄上了,不然这黑灯瞎火的时日,前不着村后不着店的,再什么都看不见,那只能坐在车里喝西北风了。大伟打手电仔细检查轮子,果然,左后轮的外胎爆了,露出里面银色的内胎。 

               

没什么好说的,两个人抬出后备箱的东西,把备胎拿出来换上。目前只能开到最近的一个小镇找一个24小时的轮胎店去买轮胎了。把东西收拾停当,两个再次上路。刚开出去没10秒钟,只听“啪嗒”一声,好像什么东西掉了。“不好”,大伟一声惊呼,原来换备胎的时候把笔记本电脑包平放在了车顶,结果走的时候就给忘了。刚才那一声肯定是电脑包掉下车去的声音。两个人激灵灵吓出一身冷汗,立刻再次把车停在路边,打上紧急双闪。 

             

大伟拿上手电,沿着来路回去寻找。Kiwi也跳到车后座后面的挡板上借着月光睁着玻璃珠般的大圆眼睛向后玻璃外踅摸。小柯在车里坐了一会,禁不住着急,胡乱找了件毛衣披上下车站在路边向回张望。只见远处黑暗中大伟的手电闪着明明灭灭的微光,慢慢升到地势起伏处,再一闪,就什么都看不见了。 

             

小柯向大伟的方向跑了几步,仿佛那明明灭灭的手电微光就是最后的一点希望。这时路上冲过几辆运货的十八轮大型集装箱卡车,小柯的长裙在急风里上下翻飞,头发也被风吹得四处飘散。 

               

“找到了吗?”小柯向大伟的方向高声大喊。 

                 

大伟气喘吁吁的跑回来,双手撑在膝盖上,上气不接下气的摇了摇头,满脸都是沮丧和失望。小柯一把夺过手电:“我再去找一次!天太黑了,你肯定没看仔细。” 

              

小柯那着手电向回走,那一点微光只能勉强照亮眼前一米见方的路面,左面的草垛和右面的公路只能依稀看清楚个模糊的影子,根本不可能看清掉在里面的东西。尽管如此,目前也只能如此瞎找了。 

             

大伟点了半颗烟,没抽两口又坐回车里,干脆一不做二不休,把车从路肩上一点点向后倒了回去。车的头灯比手电不知道亮了多少倍,车速也不知道比小柯的蜗牛搜索快了多少倍。没几秒钟,大伟停了车,又慢慢沿路肩向仍在苦苦搜寻的小柯开了回来。 

             

“找到了!快上来吧!”大伟向小柯招招手。 

             

小柯这才送了一口气,坐回前座。眼前的灰色电脑包完好如处,打开电脑也没有半点损坏。好在当时车速不快,电脑包是放在靠右边的车顶上的,所以被甩到了路旁的草丛里;要是落到路上,那估计就要彻底牺牲了,而小柯这《逃难记》也就不可能这么快就续上了。 

          

一家人都长叹了口气,继续向前面最近的小镇进发。下了高速,眼前就是一个十八轮大卡车服务中心。我们满怀欣喜的去询问轮胎,才发现他们只卖供卡车用的超大轮胎,而天这么晚了,小镇里所有的修车铺或者轮胎店也都关门了。服务站里的技师给我们指了条明路:向回走,去最近的大城市:Winnemucca。那里有个沃尔玛超市,也许还能赶上换轮胎。 

              

事不迟疑,小柯一家立刻重返征程。小备胎晃晃悠悠小心翼翼开出去29迈,才到达Winnemucca。下了高速拐了个弯上山,沃尔玛就在眼前。此时已经快晚上9点了。 

           

轮胎中心负责换胎的部门早已下班,好在大伟碰到一个超级和善的老头,带着他来回跑了半天,央求部门经理把库房门打开,好歹卖给我们一个轮胎。安装是不可能了,目前只能带着轮胎再回到刚才那个十八轮大卡车服务中心,让人家的技师帮忙给我们安上。 

            

买了轮胎,付完钱,小柯和大伟带着新买的轮胎又开了29迈回到刚才的服务中心。一个三十多岁的和气技师答应给我们安轮胎,小柯和大伟这才算终于松了口气。抱着Kiki,一家人先到旁边的小店里吃点东西,半个小时轮胎才能安好那! 

             

说是小店,进去后七拐八绕的后面竟然是一个巨大的赌场!耳轮中只听角子机哗啦哗啦不停的响,惹得Kiki总要挣脱小猫缰绳去看那些孜孜不倦的叔叔阿姨究竟在兴高采烈的玩什么。真不愧是到了内华达了,果然村村有赌场,处处见输赢啊! 

             

再后来就都比较顺利了。换完胎,一家人继续上路。这才发现天顶那轮明月是如此皎洁,亮到把车影子都映在路上。单田芳大师那沙哑浑厚的声音又在车里响起,精彩的武侠故事还在继续。小柯抱着Kiwi,不知道什么时候昏昏沉沉的睡着了,再醒来突然发现满目流光溢彩,红红绿绿的霓虹灯闪烁不定。原来,我们今天的目的地,Reno,在比预计时间晚了两个小时后,终于到达了!


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2005年9月13日

       

走马观花盐湖城

           

         

盐湖城市中心最大的建筑群当属摩门教总部的广场。从南门进去,内部有无数来自世界各地学习摩门教义的兄弟姐妹。他们通常自费来到盐湖城,在这里住上56个月,期间充当义工,给来参观的游客导游。小柯一家的导游就是一名来自法国和一名来自西班牙的女孩。免费的游览有三条路线。 

                                 

第一条路线是参观摩门教总部广场内部。用作先知传教的巨大圆顶建筑Tabernacle正在加固翻新,很可惜无法进入内部参观。所以游览的第一站变成Assembly Hall,一个坐落在大庙左下脚的小教堂。教堂里正面是一排宏伟的管风琴铜管,整个会所经常被用作小型音乐会的场馆。教堂面前左方是一座黑色雕像,用来纪念最早到达犹他州的摩门教垦荒者。这些垦荒者到达的时候是七月,已经过了最佳的播种季节,所以当年的粮食收成并不太好。第二年好不容易要大丰收,可惜收成前三个礼拜开始闹蝗灾,一年的辛苦马上就要毁于一旦。教徒们无奈开始向上帝祈祷,也许是偶然,也许是垦荒者的虔诚感动了上帝,一群从大盐湖飞来的海鸥及时赶到,消灭了蝗虫,垦荒者一年的艰辛得以保存,今后的世世代代才能继续繁衍下去。所以教堂正前方树立了一座丰碑,上面是大盐湖的海鸥。海鸥从此成为犹他州的州鸟。

           

 

Assembly Hall内部

 

游览的下一站是最著名的摩门教大庙(Temple)。这座宏伟的教会建筑于1853年始建,用时四十年。因为当年的犹他州是一片荒蛮,建筑大庙的巨石都是从很远的落基山脉一点点运来的。说不定,正式因为建筑这些庞大的庙宇,犹他州境内的落基山脉才都如刀削一般拥有如此神奇的平顶呢!不尽大庙建得艰辛,刚才说的Assembly hall在建筑的时候也是费尽心计。大堂里面看上去象是大理石的柱子其实都是木头的,外面涂上大理石的花纹。教堂顶上树立的金像是一个天使,据摩门教义,就是她当年四次显灵,指引先知Joseph Smith找到古印第安人摩门写在金书页上,故名摩门教义的圣经补充读物,并把它从古埃及文翻译成英文。翻译完成后,也是这位天使收回了摩门金书,从此不知所终。 

                    

坐落在盐湖城的这座大庙是摩门教遍布全国庙宇中最古老的之一,甚至整个盐湖城中心都是以它为坐标建筑的,其东西南北四条大道分别叫东、西、南、北庙街,可见其在盐湖城人心目中的重要性。这样的庙宇和一般摩门教教堂的区别在于:教堂是面对全人类开放的,不管信教与否都可以随便进入;而摩门人认为庙宇是上帝与其子耶稣直接生活的地方,具有无比伦比的神圣性。一个教徒必须经过多年修行,确定抛弃一切浮华(比如说摩门教是禁烟禁酒的),保证心灵信仰的至上纯净,才可以进入庙宇。摩门教的受洗礼和婚礼也一定要在庙宇里进行。他们认为在庙宇里结成的亲人具有永生性,也就是说人死后无论如何转世轮回,仍然永远会和亲人在一起,这一点是摩门教与其他基督教的主要区别之一。盐湖城里的这座大庙是不对游客开放的,但是游客可以通过一些图片窥豹一斑,比如大庙里举行婚礼仪式的大厅,其所有布置都极其简洁,象征着放弃浮世繁华;大厅南北两面各有一面镜子,相互影射源源无穷,象征着永生的亲情。

       

第一条游览路线的最后一站是大庙西北边的教堂历史和艺术博物馆。一进门眼前就是一条色彩鲜明的螺旋上升通道,通道两旁的环形墙上是从底到天花板的蓝色宇宙和星球图像,配合庄严的宗教音乐,让人如置天堂,连呼吸都不敢大声。沿着螺旋通道上到二楼后,眼前是一座巨大洁白的耶稣雕像。这里就是游览的终点了。每位导游这时都会发给游客一张信息反馈卡,让游客写下心得,当然最重要的是姓名电话和家庭住址了,摩门教徒一向以传教的坚持不懈精神著名。信息反馈卡的主要目的是留下地址,好让当地的摩门教徒上门送上教义或者DVD,进行传教。小柯一家暂时无家可归,倒是省了解释的麻烦。 博物馆共有三层,除了二层的巨大耶稣雕像,每层的墙壁上都挂满了宗教油画或宗教雕像。地下一层还有两个电影放映厅,展示犹他州摩门先驱的艰苦生活和摩门教义宗旨。小柯一家无人信教,只作探索性的参观后就迅速离去:下午时间不多,还有很多著名建筑没有参观呢。    

               

不管在哪个建筑里,都有很多的摩门志愿者。就如同给我们免费导游的那两个小姑娘一样,这些来自世界各国的志愿着,以年轻姑娘居多,每当看到大概同种族国籍的游客就主动热情的迎上去问是否需要帮助导游,或者解答疑惑等等。刚开始小柯还觉得新鲜,感叹教会的富裕与好客,后来就有些不厌其烦了。因为不论哪位教徒,上来的第一个问题必然问“你从哪来”,而现在新奥尔良突然成了全美国最著名的城市,一下午里小柯至少解释介绍了我们的状况10次左右,后来几乎都说顺嘴了,张口就来。不过至少关于摩门教的一个重要问题小柯终于弄明白了。都说摩门是一夫多妻制,其实早已成为历史了。据博物馆里一位来自新西兰的年轻美女,当初的一夫多妻主要是因为摩门先驱到达犹他州后女多男少,为了生存不得已自然形成的制度,目前早已废止。如今任何宣扬一夫多妻的教徒都是背离了真正摩门教义,至少是盐湖城总部的这个摩门教义。如此说来,倒也合理:意识形态建筑是在物质基础之上的,存在即合理。

 

耶稣雕像

 

 

亚当和夏娃

 

第二条游览路线是大庙广场(Temple Square)背面的会展中心。这里面主要是参观如同人民大会堂一般气派宏伟,能容纳两万一千人的巨大会议大厅。会议大厅上面有一个艺术画廊,里面也都是与摩门教义和宗教故事相关的油画。对于想了解摩门教来龙去脉的人来说,这是非常好的“看图说话”场所。

 

会展中心

 

 

会议大厅

 

楼顶的sky light

会展中心里小柯最喜欢的是楼顶巨大的顶层花园。花园里所有的植物都是犹他州的本地植物,春夏之交的时候百花齐放,是一座无以伦比的色彩花园。可惜此时已入初秋,楼顶上只有大片的“草原”和无数高低错落的松树。站在“草原”后面俯瞰盐湖城市景,真难以相信自己竟站在一座高楼之巅,小柯的眼睛明明告诉大脑:“会当凌绝顶,一览众山小”。

                 

除了会展中心,另一个俯瞰盐湖城全景的地方是大庙广场东边的教会办公楼。作为全称最高的建筑之一,办公楼上面专门设有了望台。了望台下午5点关门,小柯一家于关门前10分钟赶到,总算没错过登高望山的机会。

 

 

俯瞰盐湖城中心

 

犹他州政府

 

第三条游览路线是参观犹他州摩门教先驱:Brigham Young的故居。时间已晚,小柯一家决定不如自行去参观办公楼旁边的原犹他大酒店。这座富丽辉煌的原犹他大酒店也是教会财产,10年前教会决定酒店卖烟卖酒,和摩门教义相悖,于是酒店关门大吉,现被改成办公楼出租。楼下一楼大厅供游人免费参观,同时开辟一部分空间建筑了一个寻源堂。所有游人都可以免费使用里面的电脑在互联网上寻找自己已故的亲人,建筑自己的家庭树(Family tree)。

 

    

 前犹他大酒店的侧面                                               舞厅的水晶吊灯

原犹他大酒店和摩门大庙中间有一座循环水池,水面平缓如镜,是个绝佳的照相地点。不同的角度可以把整座大庙或者酒店倒映在水面上,制造出一种奇异的视觉效果。喜欢摄影的朋友这个地点一定不要错过。

 

参观完,天色也开始变暗了。匆匆吃过晚饭后三个人找不到回旅馆的公共汽车站,结果坐上市区范围内免费的电动火车误打误撞到了著名的Delta Center。这里就是2002年冬季奥运会的速滑比赛场地,中国队就是在这里取得了冬奥会零的突破。Delta Center的对面是过去的太平洋联合火车站,现在被改成一座新潮时尚的购物中心,每到半点整点,广场中心的地上喷泉会随着雄壮的奥林匹克音乐喷出高低错落的水柱,又是盐湖城的一道美景。

 

Delta Center

 

联合太平洋火车站

 

候车大厅

 

一下午的旅程在8点左右正式结束。所参观的摩门教建筑和听到的宗教故事虽说不上多么令人赞叹,但至少让小柯一家暂时忘却了很多关于未来、现实的烦恼。公车还没有来,盐湖城初秋的风带着凉意瑟瑟袭来。小柯依偎在大伟怀里,想着逃难以来这些起起伏伏。不管有多么困难,明天的路终究还要走下去,不如重新抖擞精神,多想想一路以来看到的美景:这也是一种不可多得的人生经验。年轻的时候多经历一下,多体会一些,也从中得到很多珍贵的感悟。最重要的是我们一家人在一起共同患难,这份亲情爱情是我们最宝贵的财富。 晚上回到旅馆,msn上遇到了华人论坛音乐坊的歌友紫龙。聊了两句,得知我们的情况后,紫龙全家立刻决定慷慨解囊帮助我们度过难关。紫龙做这个决定的时候甚至连小柯的真名都不知道,这份恩情是我们无法以语言表述的。只希望小柯一家将来能够有机会以同样的善心去帮助如我们现在一样需要帮助的人,祝福紫龙一家人永远平安喜乐! 913日,车还没有修好,看来只有下一天再上路了。表弟沙鸥翔急等着面见UC Berkeley他们系的主任,决定最后他是否要暂时转学到那,于是一家商量过后决定让沙鸥翔单独先飞加州。现在逃难路上就剩下了小柯、大伟和可爱的Kiwi,希望明天能够按计划重续我们的西行之路,早日到达阳光加州。

             


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2005年9月12日 

   

俗话说柳暗花明又一村,这话反过来说也可以称作,花明之后柳又暗。小柯一家的逃难路今天于犹他州盐湖城遭遇重创。

          

昨天在从科罗拉多州到犹他州的路上我们的小灰驴就差点提不上速,在路边紧急停下休息一会,小灰驴又恢复了,慢慢把速度从20提到70,在山路上也开得一切正常。后来Kiki又有些晕车,在沙盆里吐了,大伟只好在下一个出口下去清理Kiki的沙盆。在小加油站略微休息一下后突然发现车的后退档没有了,我们前不着村后不着店,又赶上星期天,任何技师都不工作。没办法,好在车的前进档还能正常工作,大家合计了一下,决定一狠心,就照着盐湖城方向开下去了,到了大城市一定有大修车店。

          

就这样,昨天晚上到了盐湖城,在Quality Inn住下。晚上出去吃饭的时候在停车场里需要后退的时候大伟和表弟沙鸥翔两个就先人工推出来,然后再开。除了麻烦一点,倒也无大碍。不过今天的路程是从盐湖城到内华达州的Reno,途中经过盐湖大沙漠,怎么也不敢就这样开着小灰驴到荒无人烟的大沙漠里去送死。于是我们决定今天一早先去修车,然后再出发。

            

翻黄页打电话找到一家属于全国连锁transmission协会的车铺,一大早把车开过去。签了协议,付款450大洋,许可技师把transmission摘下来检查再安回去。等了漫长的两个多小时后,终于搞清问题:换件加人工,再算上老板给我们的特别12%折扣,税后仍然要总共2200块。

                            

价格下来的时候,小柯头顶如同打了个晴天霹雳,这都不算雪上加霜了,这是霜上加冰,冰上再覆盖雪啊!一家人合计了半天,不修也不行呀!我们的小灰驴虽然年龄大了点,可很多东西,比如轮胎,前轮轴等都是新换的,而且发动机状态也十分良好。要是不修,车子估计卖不了几个钱,再加上2000买个旧车,也难保能带我们开过大沙漠。合计来合计去,发呆、皱眉、叹气、来回踱步、大眼瞪小眼之后还是决定:修!FEMA发的2000救灾款转眼就这样捐给车行喂我们的小灰驴了,小柯一家立刻重新陷入困境。

              

修车行的人载我们回旅馆,刚好正午。再次上网定旅馆:Reno今天是去不成了,明天还得看情况行事。如果下午车才修好的话,那Reno之行就要推迟到后天了,同时还要多付两天旅馆的钱。但是到了这般田地,现在谁也无回天之力,只好乖乖的等车修好。

              

下午半天时间,大家决定干脆坐公共汽车去城里看摩门教总部的大庙,总比在房间里发呆或愁眉苦脸要强。既然已经发生了,哭着面对不如笑着,俗话说天无绝人之路,事到临头总有解决办法。就这样,怀着无比复杂的心情,小柯一家来到盐湖城市中心。


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910日,小柯一家开始做继续向加州逃难的准备。小镇Breckenridge虽然景色绝美,但却是名副其实的小镇,连去大电影院看电影和给车换机油都要开十几迈到隔壁的银角镇(Silverthorne)去。

              

银角镇虽然同样是小山城,但一下70号高速公路就发现整个城镇繁华得多,尤其是路旁巨大的outlet mall让小柯眼前一亮:女人爱购物的天性真是难以泯灭。不过话说回来,对于只带了三天换洗衣物仓皇而逃的小柯一家人来说,购买秋冬衣物实在是势在必行了。这两天山区里已开始降温,夏末清爽迅速变作天凉好个秋,大家都冻得够呛;目的地加州湾区的天气比新奥尔良也不知道要凉爽多少。在Outlet mall里,令人感动的状况再次发生。Gap公司旗下所有品牌都对飓风Katrina受灾地区的灾民实行15%的特别折扣,立刻让小柯对其品牌好感度大增。同时推出相应帮助灾民政策的还有J.crew公司,不过需要提供FEMA所发的免税证明,比较麻烦。小柯一家暂时还没收到FEMA发给灾民的任何正式文件,也许达到加州后会拿到相关文件。

                  

我们的小车自逃难以来已经开出2000多迈了,8月中刚换的机油马上又要再换。大树旅馆推荐我们去银角镇的Grease Monkey汽修店。Grease Monkey的技师得知我们来自新奥尔良以后,没收我们一分钱。最令人感动的是他从头至尾没有表现出任何要我们感激的蛛丝马迹,没有提一句折扣免费的话,只是在最后我们交钱的时候说了句:“不用了,一切已经处理好了。” 之后就迅速消失在后面的工作间里。小柯和大伟握着淡黄色的收据,心中感激不尽。可我们连他的名字都不知道……

                 

911日,小柯一家再次上路,开始从科罗拉多州向加州挺进的西行之路。走前结帐,发现本来一张一块钱的FAX,大树旅馆只象征性的收了我们三块钱,而这两天为了申请学校,小柯和沙鸥翔总共发了无数张FAX……

          

出了落基山脉,路面开始越来越平坦,路旁的山石也渐渐向沙子的方向转变。在科罗拉多州靠近丹佛的山被漫山遍野的松树覆盖,虽然是rocky mountain,但满眼望去是无边无尽的浅绿深绿墨绿,中间偶尔点缀着枯死松树的铁锈红色,壮丽中透着妩媚。开到小镇雅芳(Avon)后,松树渐渐变矮消失,山上只剩下低矮的冬青树丛和青黄的野草。进入Glenwood Canyon后,公路两旁都是高耸突兀的大块岩石,脚下是汹涌澎湃的金色科罗拉多河,河面偶尔还能看到漂流的勇士。

                

进入犹他州后,山势发生巨大变化。山的高度降低,尖顶也消失了,变成如同刀削般水平的平顶。山的侧面出现了无数起伏的沟壑,仿佛神的大手在远古抓起泥土堆砌而成,结果不小心留下了指头的印记。

犹他山脉

开着开着,车进入了山谷间的广袤平原。眼前是一望无际的淡黄沙地,上面长满了黄褐色的枯草。偶尔能够看到沙地露出白色的纹路,我们一致认为那是析出的盐碱。沙地的尽头是平缓的土黄色山脉,群山的那边就是湛蓝的天空。大片大片如同棉花糖般的白色云朵在山脉上投出黑色的阴影,眼前的景色简直美到不真实,任何一个角度都是一张绝美的明信片。

犹他平原

            

向飓风Katrina死难灾民致意

             

傍晚7点,小柯一家终于赶到了盐湖城中心。


Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

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Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25
February 22nd, 2007
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