Half the time I went out on my own with my music and a notebook, and half the time I was either with my wife or my brother, or Jimmy Webb joined me in Idaho."
When you first did it in Japan, did you have a plan? Did you have a goal in sight every day, did you know where you were going to wind up in five or six or eight hours?
"No, I trusted that I would find a place to stay.....
I had my American Express card in my back pocket, but I basically woke up the spirit of travel and replaced that feeling of, "Where's my car keys?" into,
"There's West, and I have my map," and the rest is just follow your sense of direction and cut through the earth as if you were two years old and an unprogrammed human being who is going to just go, you know, that verb "to go" and you see the hills that are 12 miles away, and you say, "I'm going there," and you walk there! .....
“那是西，而且我有我的地图，”剩下的就只是跟随你的方向感穿越大地 以及 就像你是一个两岁的 只是去前进的没有被程序化过的人一样，你知道的，那个动词“去前进”，你看到了12英里外的小山丘，随后你说，“我要到那里”，然后你就走向那里！……
Although I have the curly, recognizable hair, out there in the field with a cap on and a book and the sort of non-persona that I wear, I find it real easy to be a nobody and to not get recognized.
I think if people see me and if they would think that I look like Art Garfunkel, their next thought must be, "No, it couldn't be him. Look, this is a guy who's walking across the fields..."From the "WNEW-FM" Interview
Reprinted from jacket of Across America
"It's the not exactly knowing of the way, the map thrown away that makes the setting sun the guide, and makes the setting come alive."
Art Garfunkel was the focus of a four-page interview with Tom Dunkel in the October 15, 1990 issue of "Sports Illustrated." A summary follows:
The article is entitled "He's Gone to Look for America - Art Garfunkel is five years into a solo cross-country walk."
Mr. Dunkel caught up with Art 2,200 miles into his 4,000+ mile walk in Nebraska during the Spring of 1990.