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.
My empty hatchback with the seats down.
Emergency Jump Start Battery
Cooler – To help keep costs down by packing food and water on ice . (Essential for Wegman’s Cafe stops!)
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 – Packed with spare travel clothing, camping equipment (like my hammock, camp stove and solo cup), and spare goods.
Empty 33 Liter Day Pack – For days I need to throw some things in a pack and go.
Laptop – To keep you all posted!
Skydiving equipment: Container/Parachute, Helmet, Kneepads, Altimeter, Log Book, Gloves and Jumpsuit. Stuffed in a big duffel bag.
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.
Air Mattress – For wherever I end up.
The Final Result
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…
… and hit the open road…
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!