Sep. 19, 2016


Good morning friends.

Happy Monday to all wherever you call home. This is a special post that I write you today, as I prepare to drive this morning to Burlington, Vermont in search of my next gig. It is now officially twenty-five states that I have traveled since I left home eighteen weeks ago.  

I drove out of Tucson that Thursday morning on the fifth of May ready to take on my adventure of a life time and to say that it hasn’t been so far would be a complete untruth! Most of my planning has been correct up to now, with the exception of my timeline and budget. If you have been following me from the beginning or even at the planning stage, you would be able to chart my course and see how close to script I’ve been able to stay. I don’t want to make a big deal about getting to this point since there is still so much more to accomplish before I reach my goal and final destination. Still it is a significant point for me, especially mentally and emotionally. I now feel like I’m heading home as I head west and chase all the sunsets for the next few months, all the way to Hawaii.

I have really enjoyed every aspect of this adventure, especially meeting new people every day. The road and the sleeping conditions have been difficult at times, but they just add to the richness of the adventure! Reuniting with old friends like Cathy V. in Texas and Yolie G. in the Fla. have been special times for me, along with Charlene and Michael in New Hampshire. Spending time with family, in Dallas with my daughter Vanessa and cousins Fina and Mark in Virginia, really boosted my confidence.

One of my few regrets I have, mostly due to funds and being constantly consumed with finding work, is not having the time and money to go off the beat and path to explore and enjoy all the beautiful places I’ve been to. Thanks to Yolie and Cathy, I was able to see and experience Florida and Texas I bit but there has been so many more places that I was only able to see from my windshield as I drove by on the way to work. The food, the new friends I’ve made have brought me great joy, and many of the pictures and stories I have will be saved for the planned book I hope to complete once I get back home. So over all I am deeply satisfied my journey so far and I’m looking forward to the next twenty-five stops! Hopefully you have found it as interesting and enjoyable as I have and will continue to follow me to the end. Please feel free to write me or post a comment any time. Your support and well wishes are greatly appreciated!

Thanks again and have a wonderful day! #Yo-Ga-Fla