Was the summer of ’94. Cross country tour promoting a game four friends and I had written. We put 39,000 miles on the van, took it off the road involuntarily 5 times, lost 6 tires and got hassled by Canadian border officials coming back to the US. Hit 20 conventions in 16 weeks with a two week vacation in the middle. F-ing brilliant!
The most important lesson I learned was this: The capability of going anywhere you want at the drop of a hat is NOT freedom. 😉