Well, if I did that is now a lie. We aren’t going to Alaska. Please mourn with me. Break out the sack-cloth and ashes, it is a tragedy.
But, we’ve come up with a plan B. Plan B is also pretty great, and allows for a few modern conveniences we thought we would have to do without. Stopping to sleep every night is a part of plan B. Visiting family and friends is also part of plan B. Not having a crappy car is also part of plan B. Seeing the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheater is also part of plan B. Honestly Plan B is remarkably lit. This is probably my second best plan B ever. (If you’d like to know more about my best plan B ever, ask me sometime).
Plan B does also have an exotic destination. Yellowstone National Park! It cuts the round trip down to around 5000 miles and will allow us to sleep every night, which is good, because this adventure is just Jon and I. The rest of our friends are lame. They have commitments, girlfriends, jobs, and other lame things.
Here’s the lowdown:
6/30 Leave Virginia, destination Indianapolis Indiana (Home of Mike and Diane Keating, muchas gracias for letting us crash there!)
7/1 Leave Indiana, drive to somewhere in Minnesota. Stop in Chicago for lunch (pizza), camp overnight
7/2 Leave Minnesota, drive to Mt. Rushmore! Look at some large stone presidents, camp overnight.
7/3 Drive to Yellowstone! Camp
7/4 Hang out at Yellowstone, hike some, relax some, bask in nature, camp, ‘Murica
7/5 Hang out at Yellowstone, hike some, relax some, bask in nature, camp
7/6 Leave Yellowstone, drive to Colorado Springs, meet Jon’s family (Muchas gracias for letting us crash)
7/7 Pikes Peak? Adventuring? Then, The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheater!
7/8 Leave Colorado, drive until we stop. Sleep.
7/9 Leave wherever we stopped, drive to Virginia.
Yeah, that’s the plan. We are taking my new little Ford Fiesta which shall be excellent! I look forward to carrying you along with us in spirit.
We might even do a Facebook live or as us anything session while we are driving, because I’m sure we’ll get bored.
Have I mentioned before that I’m bad at blogging consistently? Well I am. I’m sorry. I’ll try to document this trip relatively well. Do some typing while I’m not driving. It should go well.
If you’d like to contribute to our trip prayers, snacks, and cold hard currency are all accepted, but prayers are really all that is expected.
Also, the name of the trip has changed. It was North to the Future, but now we aren’t going to Alaska.
Go West Young Man