All Road Trips Must Come to an End

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Cheers to:

  • great friends providing for me while on the road
  • last minute meet ups with friends
  • $5 Christmas dinner with international travelers
  • first ski lesson
  • seeing amazing wonders of the earth, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains
  • seeing amazing wonders of man, Hoover dam, Las Vegas hotels, oroville dam
  • broken radiator hoses caught before leaking
  • learning about deforestation in Oregon
  • beignets in NOLA
  • meeting new people in cafés and getting lost in conversation for hours
  • local jazz music
  • local beers from Los Angeles, Denver
  • seeing Silicon Valley moguls
  • going to Apple Computer for the first time
  • shooting guns in the mountains
  • playing piano singalongs
  • playing guitar and vocals in a local garage band
  • always meeting someone before my next destination that had travel tips
  • free XM subscriptions
  • being hassled at Canadian border by officers
  • Danish desserts in the basement
  • bookstores that still have books in Oregon
  • the pacific coast highway
  • coincidences where friends from home were in the same city
  • ghost towns and movie shoots
  • viewing the Colorado river from windy roads
  • falling asleep before a night out in Vegas
  • descending into abandoned mines
  • Dutch Brothers highs
  • In N Out burgers whenever possible
  • having a beer with old high school friends
  • inspiring others with my travels and being even more inspired by the travels of others
  • meeting a man who tried to bicycle from Florida to San Diego but was hit by a car
  • sushi at the Bellagio
  • the biggest food I’ve ever seen in Texas
  • sleeping in Hotel Hyundai
  • not realizing it was a good idea to turn the heat on in the car overnight until the end of the trip
  • seeing nearly every rest stop on the interstates
  • walking on the Oregon trail
  • seeing every animal crossing sign that ever existed
  • Red Rocks
  • Google maps
  • losing my breath in the mountains
  • losing my shoes and running barefoot in the snow
  • gas buddy and prices as low as $2.75
  • driving 40mph on icy and snowed out roads in Texas and Wyoming
  • good hugs
  • going from thinking 60 degrees was cold in Florida to thinking 32 degrees is warm
  • eating my body weight in tacos
  • hot tub in 20 degree weather
  • breaking my rented sunglasses
  • rushing home to move right after a month long trip
  • hikes through the forest
  • coffee at Pikes Place Starbucks
  • dry hands and bloody noses
  • angry servers at the Mongolian BBQ
  • New Years in Memphis
  • being pushed by few to embark on the trip and being told I’m crazy by everyone I met
  • meeting a twenty something living out of his van to save money for food and beer
  • eating tacos in a restaurant attached to a strip club
  • walking across 170ft high suspension bridge

 

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