Back in 2010 I decided that I really, really, really wanted to drive around the country with no real plan past my first week of traveling. What followed was an adventure lasting almost 100 days. I traveled from Los Angeles, through the midwest to NYC, up and down the east coast, found a random job, spent Thanksgiving in Florida, and eventually made my way home through the desert. Here for your adventuring pleasure are all of my updates and posts about the trip. Enjoy
It’s October 2010 and I’m currently in the middle of a cross country road trip. Tomorrow, Monday, October 11th, will be 4 weeks to the day since I left my parents place in Carlsbad, CA and started to drive east.
I picked up my friend Katie in Phoenix, AZ and together we drove through the midwest in the general direction of New York City. Along the way we visited a farm, picked up a pumpkin, had a close encounter with a tornado and a giant spider, drank a lot of local beer everywhere, visited friends & family, and finally landed ourselves in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
We’ve kept track of it all.
Here it all is, from the beginning in Carlsbad to my current spot in D.C. to wherever it is I end up next. Contributions from Katie until I left her in NYC. Occasional input from folks along the way.
It’s now January 2011 and I’m back in LA, back at work, done with adventuring. My trip ended up lasting 96 days. Well over 100 days if you count from when I left LA until I returned shortly after New Year’s. I had planned on two months.
The trip was glorious. It was wonderful to see so many old friends, meet so many new people. I’m biding my time until I can do it again. One can dream, right? Seriously though, the last months have been an amazing experience. One of those life things.
It’s been fun sharing the journey.