Spencer and his dad are at Spencers place writing his mom a note About where Spencer will be.
Spencer and his dad are on a road trip to Canada
they arrive at a hotel in Vermont to spend the night at
“I ran upstairs to get a toothbrush while he stood in the kitchen penciling a quick note in his own, peculiarly recognizable handwriting”.
They head to a bar to finish the night where Spencer and his dad end up performing with a band
“As soon as we Were on the road, he slipped in a cassette of the Allman Brothers doing ‘Statesboro Blue’ and I kicked my feet up on the dashboard”.
After Spencer messes up on stage is father is very upset with him and his spending so much where he gets pulled over.
“Eventually we settled on a motor court called ‘Traveller rest’ with a blinking neon sign with sheep jumping over the name”.
His father stops at a gas station and Spencer heads inside to get candy. While Spencer is inside his father and leaves Spencer stranded
“He walked to the bar, took a seat, ordered us drinks and helped himself to to a handful of peanuts from a bowl they had out”.
“‘So what?’ He said ‘you just quit? You can’t let yourself get beat like that.’ ‘I didn’t’ ‘well what do you call it?’ He was glaring at me, and I could see that he was really upset about this”,
“He was already gone. I could see the tailgate of the Station wagon bouncing away from me down the street in the distance. I stood there watching him go thinking that any moment now he would turn around and come back. It had to be a joke. But he kept going until the car disappeared over a crest”.