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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

14 days and counting

Not sure why but Tom Petty has been the soundtrack in my head recently. Maybe it's because when I was in college and I'd hit the road to the beach that's what I played. Maybe it's because his music just has that sound and so much of it is about freedom and change and the road. Or maybe it's because Scott is feeling it too and playing Tom Petty radio every night.

In any case, we are so close to starting this big adventure. I just want to pack the truck and be gone. Since we're winding down at work we spend our days browsing Instagram for photos of the places we'll go, adding links to our travel plan , ordering last minute items, and deciding on the "milestones" we want to insert into the trip.

We'll spend the first month in Florida as I described in my last post and then cross the country to the Badlands and Black Hills for our first place we spend more than two nights! The next real milestone will be meeting the girls up in Banff for July 4th. Of course, those Canadians don't see fit to celebrate OUR independence day so we'll have to settle for beautiful scenery and family.

After that it's another big whirlwind of stops and places until we settle in the San Juan Islands for a bit. Whirlwind, then somewhere on the Oregon Coast. Whirlwind, and then finally out to the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week. I refuse to plan beyond August until I know if we even make it through June! But I like the idea of having milestone places we can plan on and know where we'll be. To have the housing set up so I can envision the place that we'll rest for awhile. I like freedom but I like structure too.

Posted by mrb430 13:36 Archived in USA Tagged planning pre-trip_

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