Lift Off! Hitting The Open Road

Hitting the Road

Because of my vehicle troubles, and even more so my underestimation of time needed for the move, I missed my launch date of Friday, July 26th.  Instead of getting a late,  rushed start on Friday, I decide to wait until Saturday morning.  I was pretty disappointed, because July 26th was my good friend and old roommate’s birthday, and my first stop was his town, to celebrate with him.

So July 27th, I packed the car.

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My empty hatchback with the seats down.

The Necessities

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Tool Set

Emergency Jump Start Battery

Emergency Jump Start Battery

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

Cooler

Cooler – To help keep costs down by packing food and water on ice . (Essential for Wegman’s Cafe stops!)

65 Liter Backpack

65 Liter Backpack – My main travel and hiking bag. Packed with 2 pair of shorts, 3 shirts, a towel, socks and underwear, and some toiletries and essentials.

Weekender Suitcase

Weekender Suitcase – Packed with spare travel clothing, camping equipment (like my hammock, camp stove and solo cup), and spare goods.

Day Pack

Empty 33 Liter Day Pack – For days I need to throw some things in a pack and go.

Laptop

Laptop – To keep you all posted!

Skydiving equipment: Container/Parachute, Helmet, Kneepads, Altimeter, Log Book, Gloves and Jumpsuit.  Stuffed in a big duffel bag.

Skydiving equipment: Container/Parachute, Helmet, Kneepads, Altimeter, Log Book, Gloves and Jumpsuit. Stuffed in a big duffel bag.

The Extras

Charcoal Grill - For camping days in state parks, and rest area stops on long driving days.

Charcoal Grill – For camping days in state parks, and rest area stops on long driving days.

Charcoal Kaddy - For Charcoal (duh) and other grilling utensils and essentials.

Charcoal Kaddy – For Charcoal (duh) and other grilling utensils and essentials.

Air Mattress - For wherever I end up.

Air Mattress – For wherever I end up.

The Final Result

Room To Spare!

Room To Spare!

Though a little late, the car was packed up and I was ready to go.  Better late than never, right?

So I got in the car…

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… and hit the open road…

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And as of that moment, I am homeless, riding solo, and open to whatever adventures may come my way.  While I realize that at the end of these two months I may be financially bankrupt, I know as well that I will be spiritually wealthy.

Wish me luck!

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3 responses to “Lift Off! Hitting The Open Road

  1. Hi Joseph,you are doing a great job on updates,thanks.Hope you are having a great time and all is well.We miss you and love you and cant wait to hear and see more.Love Aunt Rena

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