So, I’m gearing up for the World’s Longest Yard Sale road trip!
But things don’t always go quite as planned.
For starters, I got ink all over my brand new favourite shorts I planned to bring.
Do pens still burst?! Apparently so.
After about an hour, it’s all good! Whew.
Ya know, there’s lots involved to this getting away deal. But it’s also curious how things always have a way of working out at the same time.
I haven’t travelled in some time. In fact, I didn’t even have a passport until a month ago. Right after I finally filled out the paperwork, GMC emailed me two days later. Let’s see… passport due in my hands July 27th and I’d be flying out July 31st. No problem… (gulp) As luck would have it, it came a few days early. Whew…
But then my pup got sick. I wasn’t sure what to do with a dog fresh out of surgery so I lined up a house sitter. But I worried. She’d need a ton of care. Turns out she didn’t make it which opened the door again. My cat didn’t work out in another’s home so I needed the house sitter anyway. Now I have one lined up anytime we need one! VERY cool…
So, this trip, it’s a big adventure for me. Even through all the hurdles, I’m going to be boarding a plane in no time. For real. It all worked out!
I’ve always desired to travel through the southern states to glimpse at a firefly, eat grits and boiled peanuts, find out what sweet tea really is and take in real southern culture and hospitality. And now I am.
I think the biggest stress thus far has been deciding on what to wear there. Coming from a girl that can easily wear a coat year around, and never have to worry about humidity, all this talk kinda sounds like I’m about to enter this oven induced steam room with no air vents!
I mean, I look at pictures of people in that area, and they’re wearing normal clothes and smiling. They aren’t crawling under garage sale tables gulping for air or anything. Regardless, I’ve been stocking up on clothing that are made for a heat I know nothing about.
So with new shoes in tow, I’m beyond excited to fly out of wet coast BC for an adventure that will be quite unlike any other. We’ve got a big important mission ahead of us and what I’m about to be a part of is so hauntingly similar to what’s happened to me that I knew this trip fit me like a glove. It will be an emotional roller coaster ride in the very best of ways.
So I hope you won’t mind hearing a ton about our adventure. Some posts will be all photos. Some all writing. Some videos. It’ll be a real mixed bag as things unfold. So watch the blog, Facebook and Twitter (links below) for plenty of adventures ahead!
Let’s go on a ROAD TRIP. Together!
all road trip updates are HERE
So, any southern tips for this Oh Canadian? What to eat? Check out? (wear?)
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