Saturday, December 19, 2009

5,209 Miles

And that's just the blue line.  I know I have the mileage for the red line somewhere, but I don't remember where I wrote it down four and a half years ago and I refuse to waste another two to twenty hours looking for it.  

So, the red line represents the route that I took from Coral Springs to Seattle in 2005.  The blue line represents the route I took back from Seattle to Coral Springs these past three weeks. 

Also, in case you haven't figured it out, you need to click the map to see the whole thing.  But you probably knew that.  Hopefully. 

Now I'm back in Florida and already bored out of my mind (it's only been two days, but I was bored after about two hours).  I only have two friends left here - everyone else has gotten out!  Maybe I'll go to Key West for a day or two, or Everglades National Park.  I leave for New Years in New York on December 30th - let the countdown begin!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Great American Road Trip: Part 2

Yes, this is Part 2.  Part 1 happened in 2005 when I drove from Florida to Seattle.  I could have called that drive Part 2, but that would have been awfully confusing since it happened first, and one comes before two.  I hope this is all making sense to you.

This Friday I'll be taking off on my journey back to Florida, complete with one Nissan Pathfinder loaded full of all my crap.  Wait.  Did I say crap?  I meant to say worldly possessions.  Because my possessions are so worldly indeed.  Despite selling a ton of stuff, giving much of it away to friends and Goodwill, and making so many trips to the dumpster that I probably could have filled it three times, I still amazingly have a ton of shit.  Wait.  I mean worldly possessions again.  Sorry.

For those of you tracking my every move (that's all three of you who are reading this), my schedule is as follows:

11/27: Portland
11/28: San Francisco
11/29: Los Altos/Mountain View/Palo Alto
11/30: Monterey
12/01: Los Angeles
12/02: Phoenix
12/03: Albuquerque*
12/04: Oklahoma City/Norman
12/06 or 12/07: Dallas/Fort Worth
12/10 or 12/11: Birmingham
12/14: Atlanta
12/15: South Florida

*Unless there is snow.  I hate snow and refuse to drive in it.  I may have to reroute through El Paso and spend the night in Midland/Odessa or somewhere equally as god awful. On second thought, sliding off the road into a ditch somewhere along I-40 may be the better option here.

I may also swing by Savannah to go to Paula Deen's restaurant.  Yes.  You read that right.  I may just drive several hours out of my way and spend money on a hotel just so I can go eat at Paula Deen's restaurant.  I can taste the butter now and it tastes yummy.


Monday, November 2, 2009

What is Plan A?

First off, for clarification, Plan A has nothing to do with Plan B.  Plan B involves a little pill the morning after a one night stand.  This is completely different.

"Plan A" is what I have been calling my plan to move to Australia.  I could have just called it "My plan to move to Australia", however, I think "Plan A" sounds a bit cooler and way more mysterious.  So there you have it.

I'll be blogging about my adventures down under, so hopefully you will come back and read this page often.  I promise it will be worth your while.