Saturday, August 4, 2012

This is an Adventure

     I've been anxious for this trip, more than I've been for any trip I've done before, but I think this is a good thing. Because isn't one of the main purposes of traveling to put yourself outside of your comfort zone; to try things you haven't before and reveal parts of your character you may have only been slightly aware of, if at all? I like to think so. I like to believe traveling is as much about personal discovery as it is for exploration and exposure.
  I have some traveling hopes for Scott and myself as we embark on this new journey:
  • I hope I become more flexible (Scott doesn't need to work on this). I want to respond calmly and enthusiastically (this is a bit of a stretch) to sudden changes of plans, impromptu guests and accommodations. 
  • I hope Scott and I spend time picking each other's brains on deeper levels and getting to know each other even more.
  • I hope that we gain confidence from this trip. Driving long distances, going new places and meeting new people will hopefully give us new courage. 
     As I packed, I kept anxiously wondering absolute absurdities such as "What if there's a luau party at Dave's in North Carolina and I didn't pack my Hawaiian dress?", " I think I'm really going to need my retainers" (which I haven't worn in three months) and more serious things like "What if we get in an accident?" 
     I have already mentioned my concerns about this trip, but there are many things I am really excited about. I am looking forward to smelling different air and to warm nights (it's virtually never warm at night on the West coast). I can't wait to see some of the places my family members and friends call home and to witness two weddings of loved ones. I'm excited to become a more experienced driver. Mostly, I'm happy we will get to make so many new stories together. 
     I do plan to blog on this trip. Another hope I have is that this adventure really inspires me as a writer. I may or may not have consistent internet access, so if you write to me and I don't respond, just know, I'm not ignoring you. I'm just spending time with Scott and trying to learn more about myself and this crazy world. I knew you'd understand. 

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To read more about our trip and itinerary check out this post.


  1. sounds like it will be worth it and fun :) have a lovely and safe,smooth trip!!

  2. I'm an East coaster living on the West coast and one of the things I miss the most is warm summer nights. They really are the best! Have a wonderful time!

  3. i hope you have a wonderful trip.
    and all your hopes will be achieved :)

  4. Very inspiring adventure!

  5. Sounds like a great adventure! Travel safely and happy :)

  6. I love reading your blog! I'm excited to hear about this adventure.


  7. Have fun! Blogger meet up when you return!

  8. Have so much fun! Can't wait to read all about it.
    PS I totally forgot about recommendations for Georgia. I'll get on that today!

  9. Your trip is going to be awesome, I know it! Our country is seriously beautiful. I can't wait to read about how it goes! And I'm secretly jealous you get to go home to So Cal.

  10. safe travels you andenturers! as with every trip there's always worries but you guys will have a great time... not that it will all be easy but it will be awesome! and you'll grow so much and as a couple!

  11. I completely agree with your view on traveling. Hope you had a good time!


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