"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -Mary Ritter Beard
- 34 states
- Mexico and Canada
- 4.5 months
- 18,000 miles
The lonnng overdue final post from my trip!
I've been home for three months now, and have finally caught up on editing and blogging. Now that it's been awhile since I've been on the road it seems more alluring than ever before. It was easily the best days of my life.
Once I started the initial planning everything fell into place. Complete strangers opened their homes to me, I experienced traveling to incredible places and meeting just as wonderful people, and ultimately grew up a bit. We live in an beautiful country and the opportunities to explore it are endless. If traveling is your dream you should make it happen. It's worth skipping out on the new clothes or that shiny new phone upgrade. Save your money, make a plan, and get out there. You won't regret it!
Big, big thank you to everyone who contributed to my crowd-funding campaign to make this possible back in the spring, and to all of those that hosted me, fed me, let me sleep on your couch, and shared little pieces of your life. I am so grateful.
The leaves changed and fell off the trees, the cornfields were cut, and life is going by quicker than ever. Sometimes the coyotes are so loud, and so close, their yips wake everyone up at night. There's a legend I've heard that my hometown was built on ancient Native American burial grounds, and everyone who ever lives here is bound to return no matter how many times they leave.
I do love these mountains. I think I'll stick around a little while ;)
I'm not sure what the future holds, I'm not even sure what I'm doing tomorrow, but I figure if I can make it cross-country on my own I can handle this adult thing that seems to be catching up to me.
Til the next adventure,