Well the day has finally arrived! Tomorrow at dawn I head out on a new adventure that will take me across the country and back.
Almost 2 months ago, I was sitting in my New York apartment talking to my then roommate about figuring out what our plans were going to be at the end of our lease. I started looking for a new apartment, but my roommate had something else in mind. A road trip.
I told him let's sleep on it before making any hasty decisions. The next morning, I was woken up at exactly 7am with construction next to my window. Literally next to my window. ConEd decided it was the perfect morning to start jackhammering next to my bedroom. It was almost as if the city itself was trying to tell me to go.
Immediately, I started researching a route. Sold my 13 year old VW Golf and bought a new Subaru Crosstrek. It was only a few days later that my roommate got booked for a 2 week gig, pushing our anticipated leave date back. It was fine with me, as I needed some time to design and build out my car to do some car camping. I had to take a week off from the build to work and then sped up to Vermont to take my Ski Patroller exam.
Coming back from Vermont, my roommate calls me and says he can't do the trip now. Something in the back of my brain prepared me for this moment; as from previous experience, anyone who delays a departure date once is probably going to keep delaying.
So here I am, 2 weeks later, with my car all built out, packed up and ready to go. I'm doing this thing solo, which is exhilarating but frightening at the same time.
I'd like to say I will update this blog every day or as often as I can, but part of this trip is so that I can disconnect. Who knows what kind of cell service I will have along the way, but I will do my best to post here or at least a picture on my Instagram (@insearchofsnow).
See you in Ohio!