This week will be my last in New York City. After a year and a half battered by hurricanes, endless winter and round-the-clock days of slowly aging in front of a laptop screen, I'm packing up and heading out west to Redondo Beach, California.

My car has seen very little action since moving from LA to NYC in 2012. That's about to change.

Up next is an extended two week road trip across the country. First stop: Michigan. 

Not only is it the first stop on our road trip, it's also a preview of what's to come for Mille Mitten 2014. I dug up some photos from last year's trip and have only one thing to say:

Let's drive.