Neil Peart of Rush performs at the Barclays Center on October 22, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York.
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Rush drummer Neil Peart recently returned home to his family in California from the band's Clockwork Angels tour, but he didn't stay there for long.

Writing in the third person on his website he says, "Some months ago his wife Carrie announced that she was planning a trip to Chicago and New York City with her mother and their daughter to visit friends of hers, and asked him to join them. When he thought about airports, luggage, hotels and big cities, he said, 'You know what? I’ve had enough of all that for a while. You girls go and have a good time. I’ll stay home — maybe go on a road trip for a few days.'"

And so he did, spending five days hiking, exploring and visiting the national parks of Southwest Utah. But unlike his usual travels by motorcycle, this time he set out in his new Aston Martin Vanquish (base price just under $300 grand), which he ordered last year and had delivered during a break in the tour.