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.
crossing the border into Massachusetts thinking, "It won't be long
now. Cant' wait to see everyone!"
learned a lot during the trip--things I should do, and things I
should not do. What to bring, what to leave behind.
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.
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.
planning on going again! I don't know when yet. But I'm
going. Maybe all the way across Canada next time.
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
before I leave for my next trip, I'll learn how to use the camera
that's it! I've finally finished my web site!