Note: From here on out, this blog is pure fantasy. I have dreamed of a road trip all around the perimeter of the U.S. with an extension into the Canadian Rockies. On my bucket list are trips to Taos, the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Key West, Charleston, South Carolina (the only state of the union I haven't visited), more time in Manhattan, stops in Brooklyn and Staten Island, a week on Martha's Vineyard, a few days on one of the Thousand Islands, Banff, Lake Louise, and the Canadian Rockies. I don't think I'm going to pack all of that into this lifetime, so I decided that with the help of a road atlas, Google maps, and an infinite number of Google searches I can make this trip a virtual reality fantasy. I'm making up the rules as I go along, but for starters, I'm giving up a residence, storing all my stuff, allowing myself to park my car at an airport and fly to special events, but otherwise living in my car and circumnavigating the country. People may join me for parts of the trip. I plan to drive no more than 200 miles in a day and to remain flexible and open to changes in itinerary.Places and names of businesses are real. Some of the people are real, but their part in my odyssey is fictional.
Today I bit the bullet and bought this:
And I know you're wondering, so I'll tell you: just under $42,000, out the door. The most expensive car I've ever bought, but I'm sure it's my last car and it's been my dream car for the last five years.
Next item of business is to figure out what size storage locker I need and locate one. Preparing to be homeless takes a lot of planning.
I keep looking out at my parking place and trying to think of someplace I need to go, but, all I really need to do today is get a pedicure and a road atlas.