July 9
Day 90
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Above:  All the junk I ended up carrying back with me in my back seat and trunk.  Next time I'll know better.
It felt a little strange driving those last hundred miles to get home.  It had been 3 months since I'd seen or talked in person to anyone I know.  I couldn't wait to get home, but I was a little sad that the trip was coming to an end.
Remember crossing the border into Massachusetts thinking, "It won't be long now.  Cant' wait to see everyone!"
I learned a lot during the trip--things I should do, and things I should not do.  What to bring, what to leave behind.
At the time, when I first got home, I didn't think I'd ever want to go on another road trip.  I thought my curiosity and sense of adventure had been satisfied for life.   I had done my dream--driven alone across the US (and further).  I had seen SO MUCH!  Had experienced every emotion imaginable--happiness, awe, elation, surprise, fear, sadness, homesickness--in varing degrees, and at various times.  It was a roller coaster of emotions--a roller coaster that I enjoyed riding.  
Well, while I was writing this web site, I relived every moment of the trip.  And it made me want more!  Yep, I had to go again.  And I did--one year later.  This time I left during the summer--August 1st. through October 1st.  I had planned to travel longer, but after what happened on September 11th., I began to feel like I should go home.  Who knew what might happen next.  I felt I should be home with my family and friends.  So I cut the trip short--this time.
I'm planning on going again!  I don't know when yet.  But I'm going.  Maybe all the way across Canada next time.
Now that I have finally re-written this web site after the last one accidentally got deleted last fall, I'm going to now include the second road trip.  This will take awhile--took over 1,000 pictures on my son's digital camera.  Plus a few snapshots from my little old camera--just in case something happened to the fancy digital one.  I didn't know how to use it very well, and I was afraid that I might accidently push the "delete" and erase all my 500-800 pictures!
Hopefully, before I leave for my next trip, I'll learn how to use the camera better.

Well, that's it!  I've finally finished my web site!
The End... of Road Trip 2000 !
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