Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Only Four Days...

Four day count-down until Moona and I leave on our great adventure to find America. To find her girl-hood. To find our loved ones. To find what is real about this country we live in. To find how we are together, without Orione around. To define, to search, to wander.

So this trip, although it has a basic roadmap, has no itinerary. We are completely free to travel at our leisure, according to our whims, to spend as much or as little time as we like doing whatever we feel like doing. Maybe we’ll make it all the way to Ohio, and see Mom-lady. Or maybe not.

Right now, it’s a flurry of details. Is it the futon or the air mattress or the pad or the….? Do we sleep in the car, make screens for the windows, and what about security? Should we bring the tent, a cookstove, oh shit, I have to get one… and should we buy one of those cargo bags that middle-class American families attach to their minivans cuz we travel so heavy? It would make the sleeping in-car arrangements work better, but roll-out time and gas mileage would be impacted.

My clothes are laid out on the bed, and the to-do list isn’t overwhelming. Making the decision to NOT rent out the house has meant an easing of many responsibilities.

Got the technology aspect pretty worked out… downloaded movies onto the portable hard drive Thibaut lent me… that doesn’t need to be plugged in. Cool.

3 comments:

Kendra said...

tampa¡ tampa¡

rosejayada said...

i would say bring the tent and get a stove. How do you sleep in your car? Does the back seat fold out? I am amazed. Your camping skillz are mad indeed.

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Camp! Sleep in car when desperate (too, too sleepy or it's pouring out)...