As most of you reading already know, I left Austin w/Nancy (my bombshell of a 2001 Toyota Corolla) last April in a fit of career confusion. All I really knew for sure was that I was bored and needed a change. I had been saying this in town for the better part of a year and this “change” just hadn’t happened.
So, w/o a real good idea if this new idea was going to be a good idea, I thought if I leave town and live a completely different life, then a “change” is bound to happen, right? My original plan was to move to a farm in NM, which I did, but the plan evolved into changing hosts every few weeks. I find fun, non-axe-murdering strangers via HelpX, which you can read about here.
Starting in Austin, TX and ending where I reside currently in New York, NY, below is a map of all my stops.
Also, this map is live, so move it around, zoom in n’ out, click the lettered stops to see city names.
So far I’ve clocked 6,400 miles w/Nancy since April, for a total, according to Google, of almost 105 hours of driving. It’s been a lot more, trust me. I wish I was one of those totalitarian drivers who never stops, but I’m kinda wimpy, known to stop once an hour, even if for a minute to get out and stretch the limps.
While I hope to get in more Canada time, fate has only allowed me one visit into Victoria. I did get a chance to get the whole gang on a boat to cross from one country to another. It was a tad expensive to put the ride on a ferry, but it was a great experience. And it went so fast!