A long day's driving from Washington DC with stops at the Padre Pio Foundation in Cromwell, Connecticut, and Mark Twain's House in Hartford, culminates with a visit to Jack Kerouac's gravesite in Lowell, Massachusetts, where he was born in 1922.
Kerouac drank himself to an early death, in 1969.
|A first edition I bought in 1989|
His 1957 novel On The Road glorified the "Beats" and inspired a generation.
It continues to inspire.
Lowell memorialized its local hero with a park at 75 Bridge Street.
|Final paragraph from On the Road|
A cold, damp and very grey day in Lowell.